|20140306 18:48||Skidmark||World ends March 14, 2015 @9:26:53.|
|20140306 16:39||swksvolFF||I believe the only thing holding that in place is that it is a jpeg file.|
|20140306 16:18||Sherry||Just caught up on DiploMad 2.0. If you haven't been reading, start at Feb 28 and read up (oh and Feb 26 is worth the click)|
Comments are also good
|20140306 16:08||OldSpook||3dc I wonder how thats held in place. On second thought, i don't want to know.|
|20140306 15:34||Deacon Blues||Not a chemist. Piping and plant design.|
|20140306 15:26||Deacon Blues||The Carolina reaper is 2.2 million Scoville units.|
|20140306 14:56||Grunter||I just copied an interesting looking recipe for Sriracha-style hot sauce from the LA Times site.(dated 1.26.2013)|
25 minutes prep time.
|20140306 14:54||Grunter||You're not a chemist by any chance, DB?|
|20140306 14:35||Deacon Blues||Don't look, Ethyl!|
|20140306 12:59||3dc||one of this year's Rio Samba people.|
|20140306 12:58||3dc|| Sort of like the photo at this link Deacon?|
|20140306 12:51||3dc||So Holder needs some Carolina Reaper TJ to light a fire under his ass?|
|20140306 07:42||Deacon Blues||Welder's gloves and goggles, Shipman. Flavour is a bit citrus.|
|20140306 06:56||trailing wife||What is it that stops a post from going in, when the exact same words seem to work in another post? Is it that I erase cookies routinely?|
I don't know, OldSpook, but I sometimes have the same problem. I know that at one point Fred added some code that, as I understand it, sort of stopped recognizing one's O Club cookie if no posts are made in a certain number of days, so my first post here is generally reestablishing my presence to the server. This may not be connected to your question -- the inner ways of computers are a dark mystery to me.
|20140306 04:41||trailing wife||Those of you who are gentlemen of the paler persuasion have now been warned:|
What a difference a couple of decades make. Appearing in Sunday’s New York Times was the headline, “Democrats Try Wooing Ones Who Got Away: White Men”:
|20140306 04:35||Shipman||Okay, I will be very careful Deacon. What's the best (safest) way to use this variety of TJ? The last I got was hotish but had an excellent flavor, used it in meatloaf even.|
|20140305 20:41||OldSpook||What is it that stops a post from going in, when the exact same words seem to work in another post? Is it that I erase cookies routinely?|
|20140305 20:40||OldSpook||And now, for something completely different... (try it, I guarantee you've never heard a Guns and Roses tune done this way)|
And a hat tip goes to a not-so-old Spook buddy for tipping me to these folks - there is a ton of good stuff they have stood on its head musically, especially with the current pop tunes (most of which, unlike this one, I have never heard the "originals")
|20140305 19:12||badanov||Some Wednesday evening George Jones:|
|20140305 19:05||swksvolFF||I had to look it up. Wuz thinking Cajun; wine of lion or wine of street. Wrong, but looks good. Out here Indian food has something to do with bison and duck is only served in the batter's box. Food is really the only thing I miss about city life.|
|20140305 16:54||Grunter||Maybe if the Official Tongue could get some ice straight after the game, some massage for a few days then throw a light bullpen with, say, a Duck Vindaloo...|
It could work.
|20140305 16:12||Deacon Blues||Sounds about right. I cut a small piece off one and then used the knife to cut some cuccumbers. The cuccumbers were hot.|
|20140305 15:56||swksvolFF||I also plan to get some Carolina Reaper seed which are hotter than the Trinidad Scorpion|
Maybe Official Taster should be structured like a pitching rotation.
Chili cookoff, fellow put a Ghost Chili in what must have been 4 gallons of chili in the meat and bean style. I saw brave diners look like they just got out of the ring vs. 80's Hulk Hogan.
|20140305 15:06||Deacon Blues||Official Taster is still open.|
|20140305 15:06||Deacon Blues||It's much more fiery. Do you remember the bhout jolokis I sent you? That's what it's made of. A Ghost Chili is 3 times hotter than a habenero. I have some seeds for the Trinidad Scorpion which is hotter than the Bhut Jolokia. I will plant them this Spring. I also plan to get some Carolina Reaper seed which are hotter than the Trinidad Scorpion. If any of you see a nuclear-loke bright lite in East Tennessee late this Summer you'll know I was successful.|
|20140305 13:33||OldSpook||The IRS/Lerner situation is alarming. If we had a competent AG, this would be under a massive investigation already. If we had a congress with any guts, the Special Prosecutor law would already have been invoked on the IRS, and perhaps on Holder as well.|
|20140305 13:20||OldSpook||Medeea? My intel service would find out who those guards were, where they live and... |
Send them chocolates, or pizza anonymously. That old harpy, an introduction to reality couldn't happen to a more apropos person. She is an enemy of our republic.
|20140305 13:16||Grunter||Well, official taster is out for sure.|
|20140305 12:14||Shipman||Deacon is it more fiery than your usual?|
|20140305 12:01||Deacon Blues||I didn't put it in because I didn't want to link to Democracy (spit) Now (spit).|
Grunter, which job do you want in my administration?
|20140305 11:12||Grunter||I just put the Medea Benjamin story in the hopper- may be a duplicate.|
|20140305 08:53||Bright Pebbles|
Putin knitting on a horse?
|20140305 07:14||Deacon Blues||I do have some, Shipman. I'll send it your way. Be very careful.|
|20140305 07:11||Deacon Blues||U.S. peace activist Medea Benjamin was detained Monday at Cairo’s airport by Egyptian police without explanation. She says she was questioned, held overnight in an airport prison cell and then violently handcuffed by Egyptian officials, who dislocated her shoulder and broke her arm. She was then put on a plane and deported to Turkey, where she is now seeking medical treatment. We speak to her by telephone from the airport medical facility. Benjamin had intended to meet up with international delegates before traveling to Gaza for a women’s conference.|
|20140305 06:29||Bright Pebbles||http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26440101|
If the UK isn't fracking soon, with all this gas and Putin messing around, then we might as well be run by Putin, as our current political classes are worse than useless.
|20140305 06:28||Bright Pebbles||@Dale|
Nothing kills capitalism better than incomes (and deferred income AKA sales) taxes.
|20140305 06:13||Dale||WOW, Pappy and 3DC good stuff. :)|
IRS is going after the little guy. Independent contractors are big these days. You work 7 days a week. No benefits and no time off at least with some. IRS picks the years to audit. Then comes back with other years. You must make copies of all gas receipts for example. Receipts alone one man said would cost him $2000. also because some are bank copies of transactions. They call everyone into hearing. Say your mortgage lender sold to another lender three different times. Then each must send a representative to the hearing. So you made online visa payment. No copies. So you have direct deposit. No copies. They don't care. You are guilty and must prove yourself innocent. Your Tax preparer will say this is beyond me. Tax lawyers some will say this is beyond me. This drags on for months. Nerve medicine for sure. Bye bye savings. Say you want to get a business loan. Over 700 credit rating. 30% down. Must show a profit in 5 years ( well they have always had that).
|20140305 05:21||Bright Pebbles||Obamacasre's future|
|20140304 23:53||3dc||Click on that facebook vid that is a parody of the Immigrant Song.|
|20140304 23:02||Shipman||You got enough to spare me a dab Deacon?|
|20140304 21:39||badanov||Some Tuesday night Led Zeppelin:|
|20140304 19:42||Thing From Snowy Mountain||3dc: there's an old saying that refineries are basically Disneyland for fires.|
|20140304 19:41||Deacon Blues||Oh, if anyone needs some I have Satan's Toejam level 3 made with ghost chiles.|
|20140304 19:39||Deacon Blues||It's yours. Just keep me supplied. If anyone else has a request please ask.|
|20140304 18:51||BrerRabbit||DB, How much will it cost me to buy the ambassadorship to Beeristan?|
|20140304 16:07||Shipman||You know SFF, you are exactly right. Eggs need Habanero sauce.|
Come to think of it so does the toast and bacon. Maybe a small juice glass of it to swig from.
|20140304 14:25||3dc||Ya'll might find this post of info from Small Wars Journal interesting.|
Russia Refinery fire
|20140304 09:37||swksvolFF||Lacking proper hot sauce for that egg shows a complete lack of understanding; I do reserve the right to withdraw that statement if the picture implies pulling a bullet from a cartridge and using the gunpowder.|
|20140304 07:37||Dale||Thank you DB for the thought. I'll make sure we have plenty of toilet paper.|
|20140304 07:35||Dale||I imagine the European would have toilet paper instead of a gun.|
|20140304 07:34||Deacon Blues||Hey, Snowman! I'm a Stewart heir! You can be my Minister of Science. Commodore Frank will be my Minister of the Admiralty. Shipman will be the Transportation Minister. tw will be my Minister of Foreign Policy. Besoeker can be my Minister of Defence, Old Spook can be Head of Intelligence, Dale can be Economic Adviser. I'll pick the rest of my administration during my lunch break.|
|20140304 07:09||Shipman||Stolen from "The Corner"|
|20140304 05:53||Bright Pebbles||Rather enjoying this X-Com game|
|20140304 00:05||badanov||There are some things worse than war. One of them is Canada.|
|20140303 21:39||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Maybe we should go back to the Plantagenets instead.... |
|20140303 21:34||Thing From Snowy Mountain||As you can see, I'm still working on the little details, and the proper order that everything needs to be done in.|
|20140303 21:33||Thing From Snowy Mountain||You're welcome, Pappy. I plan to petition the Crown that you be granted a full pardon for your service in the rebellion's forces. We'll need the help of people like you to get these Hanoverian pretenders replaced with the rightful Stewart heirs, providing any of them can be found.|
|20140303 21:21||Pappy||Slavery would have been ended in 1833 without the civil war and we'd all be part of Canada today|
Thank you, Ron Paul.
|20140303 21:14||Pappy||I'm not sure a cost analysis can be done.|
Both Langley and No Such Agency are full of professionals. And those professionals are doing some important and sometimes sausage-making work.
That said, Both Langley and No Such Agency do have their own agendas and there's enough anecdotal evidence from former/retired members of both that show both agencies have butted heads with the inhabitants of the White House over objectives for a very long time.
The problem is that we as the citizenry have no way to measure what is produced, at least not in the short term. All we can see is what is visible.
So if Russian invades and partitions Georgia, then eight years later, invades and will likely partition the Ukraine, and it's shown that the intel was presented somewhere a few years prior, then there is a flaw in the system.
If there is an ostensibly American 'diplomatic' presence in a city known for Islamic militancy, in a country whose leadership was toppled with the assistance of US National Command authority (leaving 'Derbyshire Rubble') and there was more than sufficient open-source information to indicate that an American presence in that city was risky (with a lack of security at a temporary and an anniversary of a terrorist attack on US soil making it even more riskier,) surely Langley and No Such Agency must have known much, much more. But what the citizenry sees is four dead including an ambassador, the suvivors with little or no reinforcement, except for what was on scene in Libya. And no answer given. Not even an answer of "it's classified," while aggravating, would at least have been the truth.
What does the citizenry deduce if one sees other events, like the Boston bombing, the 9-11 attack, the failure to secure the CIA facility in Afghanistan from a human bomb, unplanned changes in governments, like Egypt and the 'signs' were there? Or what about being caught-three-steps-back in when the first shot is fired in Syria? Or the shifting goalposts provided by US intel during the Iranian nuclear game?
There's likely a good reason why intel and, or, follow-up failed. It's the long visible record of failure that's troubling.
|20140303 17:48||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Never mind. Guess I was wrong.|
|20140303 17:48||Thing From Snowy Mountain||IRS Healthcare Price|
|20140303 17:47||Thing From Snowy Mountain||in fact, let me test that. IRS.|
|20140303 17:47||Thing From Snowy Mountain||OS: it's probably because of the abbreviation for the Infernal Revenue Service. It must be common in spam.|
|20140303 16:49||OldSpook||Spam? Really?|
|20140303 16:46||OldSpook ***SPAM?***||I am ust looking around, today: the world is blowing itself to bits . China, Norks, Russians, Syria, Iran and nukes, Iraq crumbling, the list goes on and on. And not a single effective US policy or action to protect our interests or liberty to be seen. |
Instead we get a president more interested in persecuting his domestic enemies list, lapdog press that spreads falsehoods and disinformation while suppressing stories that can cast Libs and Obama in a bad light, the IRS being used as a political attack tool, an economy that has people dropping out of the workforce in hopelessness, the destruction of our healthcare system ... Ad nauseum.
Obama and those that support him must be made to pay a personal price. A severe one.
The day of reckoning will come. A rope or bullet await a good many of those people if anarchy or civil war come.
|20140303 15:13||3dc||Something recognized by the founding fathers "One Nation".|
|20140303 15:12||3dc||If one has a nation the tribe should be the nation. No bigger and no smaller.|
|20140303 15:11||3dc||Wilson was the other side of the coin - no respect for the nation - only some internationalist blather.|
|20140303 15:09||3dc||Thing - I consider tribalism tromping the nation state to be the big sin we are experiencing and have experienced since day one. (I was going to say Eisenhower but then remembered Korea which brings up the idiots around Roosevelt which pushes it further back in ad finium)|
|20140303 12:27||OldSpook||I used only the unclassified portions (which were portion marked) and I know the parts of the header data I used were also unclassified (I removed the classified parts). I've created and classified plenty of data in my time, almost all of it codeword stuff, and I've had to downclassify things in order to brief people who didn't have access or clearances. So rest assured I didn't post anything that you or Frec would catch heat for. The information I posted is actually open source. But I understand your better safe than sorry. |
Its a shame the story I posted for today wasn't seen. People need to know, and the press is damned sure to try to bury the story.
Anyway, suffice to say the cable from wiki leaks, dated in October 2009, is pretty much a smoking gun for those making a case that Obama should have known this was coming and should have at least had contingencies in place, months ago.
|20140303 11:55||Thing From Snowy Mountain||And I gotta go, I'll check in later.|
|20140303 11:53||Thing From Snowy Mountain||According to the version of unhistory (WHICH I NOTE DOESN'T CONTAIN ANY LIES, JUST CAREFULLY SELECTED FACTS) I just gave, the whole damn motherfucking United States (spit!) fails the cost-benefit analysis. Slavery would have been ended in 1833 without the civil war and we'd all be part of Canada today.|
|20140303 11:50||Thing From Snowy Mountain||Do we need a military that commits murder for the state?|
Let's see... since 1940... we fought to liberate Europe from the Nazis abandoned half of it to the commies, 50% success/failure.
In the pacific, we fought to save China from the Japanese, but left it to the commies. Taiwan's still somewhat free, so 5% successful?
Korea: 50% successful
We lost Cuba, lost Vietnam, and we all know that the collapse in 1990 happened because Communism was just so uncool. Why bother fighting something that's going to collapse anyway because it's uncool?
And after that... we've lost Iraq to Iran (so that was useless), will lose Kuwait sooner or later, will lose Afghanistan sooner or later...
for all that blood and money we put up with having a military that murders babies for the state?
|20140303 11:46||3dc||(key word left out death) death sentence-ible|
|20140303 11:45||3dc||Thing - Waco was beyond strange. The key action was a gun charge that in the very worst case would be 3 yrs in jail. Nothing was sentence-ible but they carried it to the point where all those people died. That made it murder by the state.|
|20140303 11:24||Thing From Snowy Mountain||The intelligence agencies are pointless if you're not going to elect non-inflicted-with-dementia adults. Which is something we fail at around 50% of the time. |
So's the rest of the military. (Unless you like the parts where they burn babies to death). And the local police force. How many murders did they let through in Chicago this weekend? In New Orleans they don't get around to prosecuting more than half of them.
For that level of law enforcement they murdered my uncle?
|20140303 11:20||Thing From Snowy Mountain||3dc: we can discuss whether to have an army at the same time... take a look at this:|
Consider: our military burns babies to death and didn't stop 9/11. Time for a cost-benefit analysis on whether we need a military?
|20140303 11:02||Deacon Blues||Guess I won't be buying any Apple stocks. I'm a Global Worming Denier and they don't want me tainting their good company.|
|20140303 10:26||3dc||Like consider obumbles - I don't see him using intel in any way except to consolidate internal power to his clique and revenge/do harm to other internal US POVs. I don't see his external actions taking into account intel in ways useful to the nation. That is likely due to his clique thing being akin to tribalism and he is essentially a tribal and not a national or internationalist.|
|20140303 10:21||3dc||By side effect costs one has to include the negative effects on US PR with disclosures like Snowdens.|
|20140303 10:18||3dc||Thing... just wondering if facts discovered are actually acted upon or used by the folks they are supposed to provide guidance to and what a gathered "fact" that is made use of costs in the context of the $ cost of the infrastructure and it's side effect costs.|
|20140303 08:54||Dale||A little diversion from world events;|
|20140303 02:42||Thing From Snowy Mountain||3dc: which version of history are you going to go with for that cost-benefit analysis, what everyone 'knows' or what really happened?|
|20140303 02:32||3dc||Pappy - has anybody ever done a cost-benefit analysis on our CIA and NSA|
|20140302 22:36||Pappy||OS, just to a hidden link to the schtuff might work.|
It's still amazing that the intel was available in 2009 and essentially discounted. It was probably available earlier than that (I'd go back as far as 2006 wrt Georgia), but the idea of Russia going into the Ukraine was derided both by Foreign Policy in 2008, and by the President during the 2012 election debates.
Frankly, I don't have much faith in Langley, the Pentagon or Foggy Bottom at this point for quality on long-term views.
|20140302 21:40||Pappy||And for you fashion-conscious, some Spring Sartorial Tips:|
It’s happening again: Winter is turning to Spring, the warmer season that happens each year before summer. That’s right: Spring is having a moment! You’ll need plenty of essential items for this uber-hip time of year, but we’ve narrowed the list down to the seven most essential. Don’t have these? Kill yourself.
1. Boat Shoes. Whether you’re the Captain or just a Tennille, you’ll love these watery hoofers. For best results, put them on your feet - they’ll cover them up in case of thorns.
2. Sunglasses. Sunglasses use tinted plastic to protect your eyes from strain. Sound like a great idea? That’s because it is. Grab ‘em.
3. Trousers. From Milan to Minsk, men will be wearing trousers this spring. And why not? They cover your legs, insulating against cold and protecting them from low brush.
4. Nail Clippers. Without these handy spring-loaded snappers, your fingernails would grow long and grotesque. Not a good look!
5. A Home. April showers bring May flowers - but you won’t care if you’re living under the freeway overpass. Get yourself a home, whether it’s a rental or something you own lock stock and barrel. Because when it rains: it pours! Water, that is.
6. Ten Puppies. When it comes to puppies - especially Labrador puppies - nine’s just not enough. So get ten.
7. A Shred of Dignity. Without this, where are you? Under the freeway overpass?
|20140302 21:20||Pappy||Thanks. Posting the classified schtuff would get Fred, the rest of us O-Clubbers, and perhaps the Burg in general in trouble if'n 'they' wanted to play hardball.|
I'll still be careful myself and not look, considering what I do for a living.
|20140302 18:07||Thing From Snowy Mountain||If possible I'd trade Kerry for half a dozen boat people and a player to be named later.|
|20140302 17:34||badanov||He should bring a Patriot AAM battalion with him.|
|20140302 17:12||Sherry||Breaking on Fox: Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Kiev on Tuesday as a show of support for the new Ukrainian government amid the worsening crisis with Russia.|
|20140302 17:10||OldSpook||TFSM, correct. We do not have any real alternatives, given the voids in the executive branch, and the lack of spines and brains in the house and senate.|
|20140302 15:11||Thing From Snowy Mountain||OS: I'd be willing to go along with that scenario as long as Karelia got to vote on whether to remain part of Russia or Finland instead.|
Of course, it's not like we have an adult in the White House to offer such a suggestion from a position of strength.
We and Germany throw money at Russia with shovels and talk about how Putin's a bad man and how we wish we could do something. France arms him with warships and says much the same thing.
Meanwhile, Russia inflicts its authoritarianism on who is usually does, with French and German and US assistance, and its apologists pretend they're screwing over the Europeans/The Gheys/The Tranzis. Because Russia's a nation but Ukranians are fascists/untermenchen/whatever. And I've gotten tired of reading it.
|20140302 14:23||49 Pan||Thanks for the insight OS.|
|20140302 13:54||badanov||Some Sunday afternoon Harvey Danger:|
|20140302 13:39||OldSpook||More troll droppings on the front page/good morning. Seems ever time Obumble puts his foot in it, they go on attack in desperation to generate a distraction.|
|20140302 13:06||OldSpook||Pan, I doubt he would take on Kiev. Its a major urban center that would chew up a good portion of anything he sent into it.|
Skid, it's power politics and economics - until Putins guy got the boot, all the Ukraine was in the process of being tied in to Russia, not Europe.
Right now, I would bet Putin would settle for having only the Crimea. Taking on eastern Ukraine (for which I put forth that scenario below) is neither a small nor simple operation, and is guaranteed to generate combat. Putin can claim victory with just the Crimea -it doesn't even need to become part of Russia, formally. An independent puppet state would work just fine. Plus its reachable at Kerch, which isn't exactly a land bridge but can serve as a direct logistical line if needed.
This leaves Putin in a good spot to work on getting control of the eastern oblasts, which he can do via voting for secession by whipping up the gullible Russian sheeple with invented threats of "Fascists". They vote themselves out of Ukraine, and into vassal states of Russia, or else simply join Russian
An independent Crimea that voted for it would be OK for Obama as well. Obama can claim peace in our time, and return to ignoring foreign policy until something big forces him to go bow down someplace, and he can go back to Dem party happy hour, golf and expensive vacation trips for Mooshell.
|20140302 12:36||Skidmark||What do they gain, really? There's already a Black Sea fleet, a coastline to Turkey and Iran, etc. All I can see is a defensible launch point of uniform distance from all points Europe, Med and north Arabian.|
|20140302 12:06||49 Pan||OS, Bad, conventional/Russia not my expertise. Do you think they will just take and hold the peninsula or move to the whole country? With the peninsula Putin has his oil. Taking the whole country he has the potential for another Georgia on his hands. Also, I know he enjoys the punishing part, could he take it to Kiev then back away after he has scorched it?|
|20140302 00:36||badanov||The OMGs made sense in that they could have conceivably increased tempo for the offensive, except the soviet logistics system was never, can never be up to the task. I suspected that may have been a factor in the RKKA canceling the OMGs. Too many higher level headquarters with higher, more competent officers, not generally available at the time.|