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Sue

Try following this while taking pain meds. How clear is it then dear leader?

Manuel Transmission

Hey, Sue. Clear as mud without the pain killers.

peter

So Tribe is now a plain language constructionist? Does that apply to Constitutional interpretation as well?

Sue

I'm just glad I reread at the end of a pain pill cycle. I thought we were discussing plutonium.

marlene

Good Morning! We're leaving early for NH.Tomorrow we go to gun school. Have a great week-end everyone! Sue,feel better soon!

Sue

Marlene

Thanks. I'm getting there.

James D.

Sue, I'm with MT. It's probably MORE clear under the influence of meds. I think being under the influence is the only way to read Yglesias and not develop a headache anyway.

It's a good thing you don't live in NYC, because Mayor Bloomberg doesn't think you should be allowed to have the meds at all (see LUN).

sbw

Darnit, Tom, here Matt Yglesias is fully engaged doing nothing that matters and you would distract him?

Napoleon would let the lemmings march on.

narciso

Morning Sue, hope you're feeling better. Yes, Yglesias is as dense as 'depleted uranium', so you're not far off.

sbw

[OT but On topic]

Pass it on:

Everyone in the world needs a large capacity AR15 magazine, even if they don’t own a gun.

narciso

I was pointing out, the Troy McClure like nature, of that former Top Man, Kleinbard,
here is his misunderstanding or deliberate
representation of Cain's plan;

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1941800

bgates

Try following this while taking pain meds.

Do you honestly think the people who came up with this scheme were taking smaller doses of narcotics than you are?

Using the statute this way doesn’t entail exploiting a loophole; it entails just reading the plain language that Congress used.

I had thought that's what a loophole was. Merriam-Webster says we're both right:
a means of escape; especially : an ambiguity or omission in the text through which the intent of a statute, contract, or obligation may be evaded

-but I don't see how an ambiguity can be relied upon to provide a means of escape. It might, but it might not. It's ambiguous!

Janet

I can hardly look at the news. It's like the political class & the "news" media have gone insane. Spoiled children...screaming & writhing on the floor...throwing a tantrum... while normal Americans calmly go on with life.
Theater of the absurd comes to mind....

henry

Janet, I feel your pain. At least Walker is talking about a substantial income tax cut (we'll see details soon) and Jindal is talking about eliminating the income tax. They say its darkest before the dawn, its certainly dark right now.

Janet

Both the federal govt. & my city govt. seem to be caught up in RULING - implementing ideas that their citizens don't even want or didn't ask for.
My neighborhood wants one lousy stop sign (for years there have been meetings about it)...but it never happens. But Arlington is gonna get a trolley. Where did THAT idea come from?
These politicians need to go home. The 24-7-365 wild ass scheme generators (that we pay for) need to be shut down.

narciso

Except I trust the gators in the bayou, more than the Louisiana legislature, they were the ones who 'accidentally' voted for the stimulus, because they flipped the wrong switch, all of them,

narciso

A trolley, what is this Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, now, scratch that they would have more sense over there.

henry

Milwaukee Mayor Barrett is also fixated on a trolley from/to nowhere -- it's all part of the porkulus giveaways and needed lubricant for local Dem machines. That the trolley will carry no passengers, clog Milwaukee main streets, force relaying phone and electric lines, and require an operating budget the city can't afford has no meaning -- Barrett needs his legacy and graft is the only path for him to get one.

pagar

Janet I agree with your assessment of the political class and news media. However I disagree on some of the normal Americans.
Here are some of the organizations and people who are helping the Obama regime grab guns from decent law abiding people.

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2013/01/08/nra-releases-list-of-celebrities-organizations-that-support-gun-control/

If you believe in a free America, do not support the listed groups.

As near as I can tell gun control means disarming decent law abiding people while doing nothing about people who do not obey the law. Illinois has apparently decided to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

narciso

Colonel O'Neil, and his boss at StarGate command,
shame, Rebecca De Mornay hasn't been relevant in a long time,

narciso

'Chip Dillard' I guess I'm not surprised, that's Kevin Bacon, whose doing that series about serial killers, and Andy Garcia, how reliable is this list,

Thomas Collins

Sue, I hope the pain meds aren't preventing you from following the really important stuff, such as the Red Sox/Mike Napoli saga. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington was on sports talk radio yesterday. It is clear that Napoli's supposed supposed signing with the Sox is far from a done deal. There was no speculation on where Napoli would go if the negotiations with the Sox fell through.

narciso

Btw, they fired Malarkey of the Jaguars, although I think they sent the message by carrier pigeon,

rse

Add Atlanta to the cities determined to bring back trolleys. Here I know it is tied to the Greening/ICLEI movement.

Andrew Sullivan

Everyone in the world needs a large capacity AR15 magazine, even if they don’t own a gun.

Don't try it in NY, sb. They never sunsetted the 1994 "Assault" Weapons ban. 10's the max.

Andrew Sullivan

Ewwww. Gotta go.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Don't try it in NY, sb.--

Good thing the guys at Lexington didn't think that way.

Clarice

Maybe instead of Platinum they could fashion the coins out of something else--say encapsulated cocaine.That stuff's worth a grand a kilo. Fight bankruptcy an the war on drugs at the same time.

Tom Maguire
Try following this while taking pain meds.

You mean there is another way?

Good luck.

Melinda Romanoff

Rockefeller will not seek a 6th term.

AliceH

--Posted by: pagar | January 11, 2013 at 09:07 AM--

Wow. For some reason, there is an inordinately large percentage of KC and STL MO companies in the corporation section of that list. That surprised me.

Danube of Thought iPad

They must be wingnuts:

"The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schools to secure campuses, a leading Democratic senator said, part of a broad gun violence agenda that is likely to include a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and universal background checks."

narciso

If Yglesias made sense, then Soros wouldn't pay him,

Melinda Romanoff

More unionized government employees, locally financed?

Never saw that coming....

Janet

Milwaukee Mayor Barrett is also fixated on a trolley from/to nowhere

henry & rse - It was uncovered that one of our County Board members got a consulting job with AECOM...I wrote on FB - "Zimmerman's consulting job with AECOM is very sketchy - "AECOM is a global company that has worked with Arlington County on numerous projects, including some involved with the Columbia Pike streetcar — of which Zimmerman is a chief proponent — and was one of the companies to brief the board on best practices regarding public-private partnerships last month"

Are all the same companies getting the city contracts for the ICLEI ideas? I see the same orange bikes in all the cities (with the subsidized bike share idea).

City governments & their spouses, children, relatives & friends should be checked if they are getting "consulting" jobs with these companies. What are the conflict of interest tie-ins with "green", sustainable development big business?

Melinda Romanoff

Janet-

Now you see how the crony system finances itself. One nice, big circle.

narciso

Duke and Duke, couldn't get their piece of the action, Captain, and that was the important thing.

Captain Hate

It's a good thing you don't live in NYC, because Mayor Bloomberg doesn't think you should be allowed to have the meds at all

Nanny knows best

Captain Hate

But the results were so good, narc. Oh wait...

Rick Ballard

AliceH,

Duke & Duke took a hit in Missouri with the election of Martin as state GOP chair. The super majority control of the legislature is going to be interesting to watch over the next year or two.

jimmyk

Maybe instead of Platinum they could fashion the coins out of something else--say encapsulated cocaine.That stuff's worth a grand a kilo.

According to this site, antimatter is the most expensive substance. Plus, if the government produced a large enough antimatter coin, perhaps it would result in smaller government via physics.

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-valuable-substances-by-weight-2011-11?op=1

jimmyk

This guy suggests the Treasury can just keep writing checks, and the Fed can honor them, effectively letting the Treasury print money.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43899646/Can_The_Treasury_Department_Really_Run_Out_of_Money

That's basically what the Fed's been doing anyway with the debt.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

What are harder to dislodge on a national level gangsters or True Believers?

Seems to me there are very few Dems who actually believe any of the claptrap vomited on to the stage by geniuses like Krugman or Friedman anymore and that the transformation of the Dem party into a national Tammany Hall from the ideologically driven party of FDR, Humphrey and McGovern is nearly complete.

I realize there have always been gangsters and the there are still True Believers. I'm referring to who dominates the Dem asylum nationally.

Threadkiller

--"we don't have 18,000 tons of platinum for a bullion coin..."--

[Platinum] is used (30%) as a catalyst in the catalytic converter, an optional component of the gasoline-fuelled automobile exhaust system. The largest use (50%) of platinum is for jewellery.
http://www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/pt.htm#ixzz2HgEV0Uqt


Women, catalytic converters, and the environment hardest hit...

Clarice

jimmyk, that is sheer genius. Matched only by the international gangsters idea of taxing air.

narciso

The Germans didn't run out of reich marks, either, they just lost all value,

pagar

"More unionized government employees, locally financed?"

I've seen several suggestions talking about volunteers from retired military etc. IMO, it is an idea that needs to be explored. The leftists will always want to create more government employees, but government employees suck money out of taxpayers. We need to find ways of doing things without more government employees.

narciso

Yes, but they will go the TSA route,

Melinda Romanoff

TK-

Not so fast on the Converter. Check out Clean Diesel Technology, Inc. Not there yet, but getting close. No platinum need apply.

narciso

This is not a one off for him, either;


http://www.cnbc.com/id/100370451

rse

Janet-Conflict of interest is the primary driver. Living at expense of taxpayer at rates of compensation markets would never create.

Just this week had to deal with a former school deputy super who had started her own ed consulting company. She had also made herself the head of the school's Governing Council. She caught my attention with lying at a public meeting which is when I found out she had left district. She continued her shenanigans until the see no evil types had no choice. She went from insisting there was no conflict in her eyes to everyone knew that she did business with the district so there was no conflict. Next attempt was to declare on Monday the school district had waived any conflict. That left me to explain the district could not waive the conflict because it was a charter and they were not the only stakeholder.

She is actually digging a very large beneficial hole for me because it so perfectly illustrates that the conflicts come from insisting on pushing cutting edge grab power reforms that harm teachers and students.

I personally think the motto "we are the parasite class that gets to live well at public expense" should be used to describe all these arrangements.

narciso

That only applies with private military contractors, rse, which are evil by nature,
or at least that is their thinking;


http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/11/richard-grenell-tweets-better-anti-violence-ideas-than-anything-sheriff-biden-is-likely-to-come-up-with/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Not so fast on the Converter. Check out Clean Diesel Technology, Inc. Not there yet, but getting close. No platinum need apply.--

Several of their technologies still seem to use platinum.
They do however also provide the handy tank for those long trips where your diesel's urea needs coincide with your own bodies need to excrete some.
Some day will it be a common sight along the highways to see guys standing behind their vehicles, only facing them rather than with their back to them?

narciso

They really act as if this were something new, but someone forgot the 'first rule of fight club':

http://freebeacon.com/a-conspiracy-so-immense/

Melinda Romanoff

Ig-

Check out the link I provided. Been following them for a bit.

narciso

Some of the specifics of the Feinstein bill, maybe;

http://thejacksonpress.org/?p=1252

It is as arbitrary as Carolyn McCarthy's musings

Clarice

Not all the news is gri today, Jay Rockefeller announced he's not running for re-election next year. If the Reps don't run a bozo--that should be a pick up seat.

Melinda Romanoff

narciso-

Isn't that an interesting bit at The Free Beacon.

Clarice

It's not all good news either. As Hot Air notes, now that he doesn't have to worry about re-election he can vote without care for Obama's agenda.

Sue

Thanks dear leader.

TC,

I'm about to google. Didn't realize there was a Napoli saga going on.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ig-

Check out the link I provided.--

I did, Mel. That's where I got the info several of their technologies still seem to use platinum.

pagar

"Yes, but they will go the TSA route,"

Only if the American voters let them.

Jack is Back

GOP alive, well and raising money in Florida.

GOP Florida raised over $2.5 million last quarter. The Dems? Not much - only $400K+ . Florida House Speaker Will Wetherford raised more than the whole Dem party in Florida.

Melinda Romanoff

Ah, I've been watching some of their non-platinum approaches. Got a little too focused. Thanks for the heads up.

Threadkiller

Very interesting Mel. Here is their flyer that they submitted to CARB:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/showcase/files/products/23-cdt-platinum-plus-purifier-filter.pdf

A glorified piss-bottle that uses proprietary tinkle.

Threadkiller

Oops. That is a platinum model.

Threadkiller

Here is a Platinum based converter:

It takes piss too.

Jack is Back

We have a trillion dollar plant called Savannah River Nuclear Complex that produces lots of Tritium as Nuclear weapon triggers. We could skim off 10% of the production and start making a Tritium coin. Would save a lot of weight.

The problem with anti-matter is the same with lots of exotic technology. It costs more to produce it than what it is worth.

Thomas Collins

Sue, see LUN for a report on Cherington's interview yesterday on the WEEI Radio Hot Stove Show.

sbw

email just received:

When hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, even houses of worship were not spared.

A local television station interviewed a black woman from New Jersey and asked how the loss of churches in the area would affected their lives.

Without hesitation, the woman replied, "I don't know 'bout ‘dem other people, but we ain't gone to Churches in years. We gets our chicken from Popeye's."

The look on the interviewer's face was priceless.

They live among us, and they vote ... Now, do you understand how we got our president

AliceH

sbw - I don't believe it.

Melinda Romanoff

JiB-

I'll let you hold onto that coin for me.

Especially the anti-matter one.

Thanks.

NK

MelR/JimmyK et al-- this platinum coin nonsense doesn't happen in a vacuum. More stories-- in the NYT and now Bloomberg News for God's sake-- that Fed Presidents acknowledge the QE bond purchases are risky and could backfire with massive inflation. So the Fed is rightly nervous that the maniacs in Congress and the Obamaniacs could make things worse, much worse, on the debt front. BTW-- if you read the link, there is a Bloomberg News video about the USS Zumwalt class of destroyer, hey let's kill 2 birds, by making the USS Zumwalt out of 8,000 TONs of platinum! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-11/fed-s-plosser-says-stimulus-may-backfire-fuel-inflation.html

narciso

Well as long as you keep in a magnetic field, it should be 'relatively same,' of course when the field runs down. . .

Rocco

We should start a campaign to solicit money for gift memberships to the NRA for our most vocal anti gun politicians.

https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/gift.asp

James D.

Plus, if the government produced a large enough antimatter coin, perhaps it would result in smaller government via physics.

I've got a slightly more practical idea, and I'd even support the government doing it, with one slight condition:

Mint the coin out of plutonium.

The condition? The President or a Cabinet Secretary must carry the coin on their person at all times...

James D.

By the way, I think I might actually loathe Nanny Bloomberg even more than Zero and his crowd. There's more about his new plan to prevent doctors from doing their jobs, and keep patients suffering, at the LUN. My favorite bit:

“Number one, there’s no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit. The other side of the coin is people are dying and there’s nothing perfect….There’s nothing that you can possibly do where somebody isn’t going to suffer and it’s always the same group [claiming], ‘Everybody is heartless.’ Come on, this is a very big problem.”

I would like to see him meet the same end as Mussolini, and I'm allowed to say that because I'm possibly distantly related to Mussolini's mistress, who did share his fate.

Gus

Maybe after we pay our debts with PRETEND MONEY, we can mint Gold Plated Cadillacs for everyone!!
Who would have thunk that LIBTARDS could get us out of debt so easily!!!

Janet

Wow, rse.
It's like if a big evil drug company made up a disease...got the MFM to write articles on the horrible made up disease...got cities to write laws about stopping the made up disease....& then the drug company sold high priced sugar pills to cure the made up disease.

Big Green, Big Sustainable Development, & Big Education can get away with this crap. :(

NK

This is the NYC I grew up in as far as poiticians are concerned-- liberal, conservative, socialist ar nativist, they tended to be blunt and personalize the politics-- Ed Koch at 88 in the link. In 1974 StuyvesantHS did a week of "mini courses" during Spring Break week-- informally organized by teachers, but mainly students. One of the ones I attended was NYC Politics, the speaker-- Silk Stocking District Congressman Ed Koch. In Q&A one kid asked "are all politicians corrupt" Koch put up his hand in stop pose and said NO!!-- 90% are honest, the other 10% are REAL CROOKS-- they tend to be Southern Democrats." Never forgot that: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/11/ed-koch-at-88-new-york-s-still-outspoken-ex-mayor-holds-no-grudges.html

cathyf

Asked this on the other thread before I realized everybody moved over here:

If the Trustees redeem Trust Fund assets and the Treasury pays then back by selling debt to the public then (a) debt held by the Trust Fund falls; (b) debt held by the public rises; and (c) total debt remains unchanged.

Question for you legal beagles as to how the SS Trust Fund is constructed: suppose this happens -- the Trustees redeem Trust Fund assets and the Treasury pays them back by selling debt to the public -- do the proceeds of that process have to be used to pay social security (or medicare) benefits? Or can Barry I give the money to his friends in the solar panel, wind, electric car, etc. industry?

(I mean assuming that we still have some semblance of the rule of law.)

pagar

"The Dems? Not much - only $400K+ "

Why would any American donate to a Democrat?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Number two, supposing it is really true so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit.--

Like James D, my loathing of a prig like Bloomberg is essentially boundless.
You can bet that not only does the sawed off little shit have a half dozen guys with guns guarding his worthless hide at any one time but that when his number comes up he'll be sure and indulge as many painkillers and life extending technologies as money can buy.

Threadkiller

Future Nelly-möller:

"...then they came for my platinum grillz and there was nobody left to rap for me..."

Soylent Red

The condition? The President or a Cabinet Secretary must carry the coin on their person at all times...

The President. Clenched between his teeth.

That eliminates the lesser problem of having to listen to him talk as well.

NK

Ig@12:00-- you left out one thing-- when current life extension technology fails-- Bloomie will have his brain/body cryogenically froze until such time technology to cure him exists and he can be revived-- because Mayor Mikey knows THE WORLD cannot go on without him.

GMax

Making fun of Iglesias? What sport is there in that? I mean I bet you like to make fun of the retarded too...

NK

Gmax@12:03-- functional equivalents in Iglesias' case...

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Cathy, if there is any semblance of law I don't see how those special bonds could be used for anything other than SS.
If they can then SS is orders of magnitude more broken (and broke) than their calculations describe.

Free State Paul

In all seriousness, the fact that this "platinum coin" idea was even spoken aloud, much less taken seriously by anyone of any consequence, just goes to prove what an Idiocracy our nation has become. Our leaders are idiots. Our journalists are idiots. Even our law professors are idiots.

I'm glad I'm old enough (55) to remember when the United States of America wasn't a total, pathetic joke.

narciso

'Blue Steel, Le Tigre, it's the same face, am I the only one not on crazy pills' The absurdity
that we keep getting inundated with, is a little overwhelming,

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