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Captain Hate

And then there's this: http://minx.cc:1080/?post=351329

rich@gmu

...and speaking about LE and whatnot I remembered this from when I was living in Charleston

he's the quote from Mayor Riley speaking about Chief Greenberg

>>>“Once the Ku Klux Klan requested a permit to march here. We had to give them a parade permit and were pretty nervous—all kind of bad things can happen at one of their rallies. Reuben Greenberg, our police chief at the time, was African American and Jewish. He was wonderful. He told the Klan he would lead the march to protect them. I watched as this brilliant, courageous man led the Klan parade down Meeting Street. There was no trouble. That’s something I’ll never forget.”<<<

here is a pick of it from 87

http://newsblaze.com/photo/20111125/Themayor_jpg

DGS

Out of context for this thread.

JiB,

I don't know if anyone mentioned it on the previous thread (haven't caught up), but if you wanted to scare everyone you could always display a full sized Weeping Angel statue.

Threadkiller

Maybe the census is missing a lot of illegals.

LOL!

I think the good Sheriff upped the percentage of Latinos in the community so he could lower the percentage of Latinos that are criminals.

I assume he didn't read SB1070 and that is why congress called him as an expert.


rich@gmu

and good grief it is Salt Lake City, Utah.

Porchlight

OT - anononamom, to answer your question from the dead thread, I woke up in the wee hours and couldn't go back to sleep.

Reading about Obama's "war" on ISIS didn't help.

BTW I think he uses ISIL to stick it to Israel.

rich@gmu

and I've never looked into it but doesn't the DoJ and the Census bureau use a odd definition of Hispanic and Latino which makes it easier to lie with statistics.

Extraneus
"Definition of Hispanic or Latino Origin Used in the 2010 Census:

Hispanic or Latino” refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."

"Hispanic origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States."

"People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be any race."

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/hispanic-students/641650-hispanic-latino-defined-aka-am-i-hispanic.html

boatbuilder

Maybe the cop is a "black Hispanic." Or maybe he's "Asian." It should not make any difference whatsoever but it might confuse the CNN reporters.

boatbuilder

...If there were any.

Beasts of England

I timed my little lunch break just right! Top of the second at the LLWS had a hit batter, a hit pitcher, and a great slide into home! Wow!

Back on my head - coffee break's over...

glasater

Just heard on Fox a spokesperson giving a mini-presser in support of officer Darren Wilson. The reporter said about one hundred people were there.

It sounds like people are raising funds supporting Wilson by about 2 to 1 online compared to what the race baiters are raising for MB in a similar venue.

Ignatz

Can any honest person (including any fabled honest lefty a modern day Diogenes might turn up with his lamp) deny Barry, Holder and Jarret have been an absolute disaster for race relations in the USA and after eight years will leave the country more divided and racially antagonistic than it has been in decades?

I'll leave it to those wiser than me to determine what portions, if any, were inadvertent and which were intentional.

Buford Gooch

I read recently that many "Hispanics" are dropping the Hispanic appellation and just using Caucasian or white in the US census.

Bori

In terms of race most Hispanics are White, or a mix of White and Native Americans.

It is only when ethnicity is added that there is a differentiation.

jor

"...A chief who has the respect of his community and a reputation for clear-headedness doesn't merit a Ferguson..."

There is too much mis-information to know exactly what happened with Michael Brown/Darren Wilson right now --- but one thing that is absolutely clear from the past week is that the Ferguson PD and chief are incompetent. I know there has been focus on racial aspects of this, but to me, its an example of a police force completely out of touch with the community its serving --- which has definitely contributed to things blowing up out of proportion.

Danube on iPad

The always helpful Andy McCarthy on federal civil rights prosecutions, and Eric Holder as racial profiler:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/386113/eric-holder-racial-profiler-andrew-c-mccarthy

Jane

I'll leave it to those wiser than me to determine what portions, if any, were inadvertent and which were intentional.

It's all intentional - every last bit of it.

daddy

Two posts back Pagar posted this link to a Watts Up story about the EU banning hi power vacuum cleaners in order to fight Global Warming:

The EU, Climate change, and the giant sucking sound

These 2 comments I thought were worth posting:

1) It appears that both nature and the EU abhor a vacuum…

2) It appears the ecocrats of the EU have confused power with energy. If it takes you twice as long to clean while using half the power then you have used the same amount of energy.

daddy

Narciso may enjoy this Ice Bucket Challenge.

And a very nice scream to boot:)

miss Marple

The police chief of Indianapolis was on the radio the other day. He said that one thing that has helped them is their community partnerships with local leaders, both religious and secular, of all communities ( not just black).

Of course, although we seem to get along pretty well here, it didn't stop the democrats of the city council from holding up "Hands up! Don't shoot!" Signs during the city council meeting last week, which insulted the police adepartment, which was why the police chief came on the radio for an interview.

daddy

Not to dump on Martha's Vineyard (which I have never visited), but what is the allure of the place over all the other interesting places in the nation worth visiting?

It simply seems to me that if I had unlimited vacation time and could go anywhere in the country, I sure wouldn't always be going back to Martha's Vineyard.

So what is it? Big money folks? Fancy restaurants? Or possibly because of it's relative easiness for the Secret Agent guys to provide security?


daddy

Ward Churchill hardest hit?

According to the BBC we no longer have to blame Columbus and the Spaniards for introducing Tuberculosis to the Natives of the New World.

Seals 'brought TB to the Americas before Europeans'

...the deadly disease was present in the area hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus made landfall.

Genetic tests reveal that humans were probably not responsible for moving TB to the New World at all - instead, seals carried it there.

Thomas Collins

Daddy, even if you're hoi polloi like my family, you can rent a condo for a week in MV and do the biking and sunning on the beach and walking and eating and drinking thingies and have a pretty good time. It's actually easier to get around in MV than in Nantucket, where OL has his security police monitoring TC types. :-))

Beasts of England

It's easier to get Vineyard Vines ties on Martha's Vineyard; so there's that...

Jack is Back

daddy,

Its accessible to the glitterati and politicos and WS people of the NE. Its and island and has great ambiance and beaches and stuff. Its where people go who can't afford the Hampton's or Nantucket:)

Jack is Back

BoE,

Vineyard Vines has a shop on Job's Lane in Southampton. Just another Dollar Discount store:)

We do have a Villebrequon where you can buy swim shorts for $250 a pair.

miss Marple

Well, I understand the appeal of MV, Nantucket, and The Hamptons.

However, I prefer the Gulf Coast, where the weather is always warmer, th ocean isn't freezing, and I can pretty much not worry about a fancy wardrobe or expensive restaurants.

In my heart, I will always be blue collar.

Jack is Back

MM,

Plenty of blue collar in the Hamptons. There usually refered to in American vernacular as Townies - the merchant class and crafts man that keep the lawns mowed, the hedges trimmed, the gas tank full, the AC working etc.

Then we have the sub-blue collars we call illegals.

Beasts of England

lol to all three comments, JiB!!

The LL team from Chicago is cool under pressure. The kids from Vegas are losing their composure.

miss Marple

Yes Jack, but that isn't their vacation, is it?

I am not envious of those who enjoy those areas. I hope everyone ( except Obama and his people) enjoy their visits there.

I grew up pretty poor, large family, dad working as a sheet metal and furnace guy, stay at home mom until my mother went back to teaching when I was in 6th grade.

Even after she went back to work, I had to babysit to buy my clothes, which usually came from Penny's rather than the more expensive department stores.

It makes you aware of the differences in how people grow up, and sort of insecure about your dress and behavior.

So Gulf Coast for me, and I will probably never go on an NRO cruise.

I don't mean to sound whiny, now that I reread this. I am just more comfortable in other environs.

Beasts of England

I recognize that the remaining LL teams are the elite, but that field is just a little too small for the level of power and speed displayed by those two teams.

Beasts of England

You're one of the kindest people I've ever seen comment on the Internet, Miss Marple. That's how I judge you! :)

miss Marple

Oh, thank you, Beasts!

I must be feeling blue due to weather and my unfortunate divorce.

Pay me no mind; I will bounce back.

Beasts of England

You're welcome, Miss Marple!

Jack is Back

MM,

Believe me you are better off on the Gulf Coast instead of the Hamptons. I'm a native. My paternal grandmother's family goes back to the founding in 1640. We know the territority and social divide better than the summer colony of the daytrippers (who are the reason the Hamptons are so crowded, loud and obnoxioua - hello fashion police:).

My home is now surrounded by gays on all 3 sides. I have a big time hedge fund guy across the street with a 4 kid family, thank God. They are all flaming Libs except the hedge fund guy and his wife.

We do have accommodations for visitors but one day here is equivalent to a condo rental in Destin.

Beasts of England

Well, now we know who gave the beads to the Indians in exchange for Long Island! Or was that Manhattan? ;)

daddy

In the body of this piece, Richard Fernandez asks the proper question:

what didn’t the president get wrong?

narciso

So is the place, as Balzac like, as as they portray it on 'Revenge'

Jack is Back

BoE,

That was the Dutch. We are the oldest English colony in New Yawk. The Dutch didn't make it past some parts of Nassau County where I think Peter, Hannity and BoR live.

Jane

I'm going to try and post this while I can, my internet has been out - (a message I tried to send from my phone may show up.) I'm trying to figure out if the problem is my provider or my router. When I first checked my server was down but is now up so I don't think it is that. The service comes and goes - but usually only for a matter of seconds.

Router or provider? Anyone have a clue?

Jane

Oh and Daddy, MV is a big enclave for black elites. I think mostly in Oak Bluffs.

narciso

I know the writer is not trustworthy, but the source says some things of note, and some less so.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/23/john-negroponte-on-isis-there-are-difficult-choices-ahead.html

it also illustrates, how there is no 'moving on' for the Democrats,

narciso

I would check the router first, jane, also the signal strength

Jack is Back

Jane,

Reset the router by pulling out the power plug for 30 seconds.

If you still have probs call your ISP. Most likeley on therer end.

Jane

I did all those things about ten times. I've now had service for about 5 minutes so it makes me think it was the provider.

Narc how do I check signal strength?

miss Marple

Jane, I echo on disconnecting the power for a few minutes.

This happened to me the other day. After I called Comcast where the barely understandable customer service guy told me my router was broken and said he would send me a new one with a complimentary one month phone service, I hung up.

Unplugged the power, waited one minute, pluged it in and I was good to go.

That tech quay faked sending me a refresher signal twice. I hate Comcast.

Jack is Back

BTW ,Frederick and I ran up to Jax today and at the St, johns;s Town Center and the temp was 103F. Down here on the beach its 92F. Pool same temp:)

rse

JIB-is Frederick excited about the new Doctor Who?

I have made white bean chili for the college kids.

Jack is Back

rse,

You bet he is. 10 minutes to go here.

He has his fez, bow tie and sonic screwdriver already fo the premier:)

MarkO

Did anyone else ever stay in the Red Fez in Vegas?

narciso

Capaldi's an interesting choice, then again when Egglestone was chosen, he seemed an odd
one, he had played a warlord of sorts in '28
Days' and a cockney gangster, in 'Gone in 60
Seconds' very much unlike the Doctor's image,

Jack is Back

It's on and its trivial havoc at Niblick's Reach:)

Jack is Back

Get your Sonic Screwdriver ready - It begins!

daddy

I am confused. In Land Of The Lost
the professor is pooped out of the rear end of a Tyrannosaurus:

Now in the new Dr Who the Doc is vomited out of a Tyrannosaurus.

Thankfully Clara still looks hot but I don't think my Universe will be at peace until some professor is peed out of a Tyrannosaurus.

anonamom

Red Fez is the name of a popular gathering spot just over the state line in SC south of CLT.

Pagar

All of you who are thinking the EU downgrade of their vacs to 1600 watts is not too bad should be aware:


http://notrickszone.com/2014/08/19/eu-enviro-totalitarians-impose-restrictions-on-woodstoves-vacuum-cleaners-limited-to-900-watts-in-2017/

The next step is probably the no motor vac like they had yrs and yrs ago.

daddy

Speaking of Dinosaur pee...

The Surprising Science of Dinosaur Pee

The first possible dinosaur pee trace to be discovered was described only recently. At a 2002 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Katherine McCarville and Gale Bishop reported on a strange “bathtub-shaped depression” among dozens of dinosaur tracks just south of La Junta, Colorado. The scour, set in the 150 million year old stone of a long-lost lakeshore, measures approximately ten feet long, five feet wide, and ten inches deep. The shape is similar to splats McCarville and Bishop created by streaming water onto sand.

There was no sign of rock overhangs or other structures that could have spilled water onto the ground at the fossil site. The only sources for an elevated stream of fluid, McCarville and Bishop pointed out, were sauropods like Apatosaurus and theropods such as Allosaurus that criss-crossed the shore. The shallow pit could have held the liquid waste of a dinosaur.

The scour ten feet long, five feet wide, and ten inches deep.

Why that's the size of the Tardis!

(A)Nuther Bub

Miss Marple, you'd feel right at home on an NR cruise, trust me. Most of us there are the same middle-class sorts you'd see at a Tea Party rally: people who make things, grow things, run their own small businesses, etc. Man Tran and Missus Man Tran do arrive in their own airplane, which is pretty durned swank, but are still the nicest people you'd ever meet.

Anyway, you know a grocer's apostrophe when you encounter one and that makes you definitely high class in my book.

daddy

Hi A(B),

I've requested Momma to keep her eyes open at the grocery store for some Spam, but from the look at her weak effort I think I'm going to have to handle Musubi and pickle duties.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Spam is usually in the canned tuna/Vienna sausage area.

daddy

There's my excuse!

.

I must be a grocer!

DrJ

daddy,

If Spam Musubi is too hard to do, you might try Poke (poa-kee). I love Ahi and Tako Poke, but you can use Salmon and Halibut too. I'm sure you can find those!

daddy

Spam is usually in the canned tuna/Vienna sausage area.

Thanks Janet,

I suspect Momma knows where it is but just doesn't much care to find it. A(B) sent us a Spam Musubi recipe:)

Jane on Ipad

Btw I'm under DNS attack. Intermittent service. No estimated time to be fixed.

Jane on Ipad

Btw I'm under DNS attack. Intermittent service. No estimated time to be fixed.

cathyf

Daddy, I've got a field trip for you on your next trip to Germany!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/22/travel/german-beer-nun/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook

narciso

I guess they went steampunk with this episode,
but it really jumped the tyrannosaurus,

daddy

Sister Doris is living proof that women are destined for a higher calling than simply serving beer and starring in Germany's retrograde beer ads.

I'll have Nun of it, cathyf.

daddy

The new Dr Who's lines to Clara at the end of the show when he talked her into going to get coffee were almost exactly the same lines spoken by Dustin Hoffman to Jessica Lange at the end of Tootsie when he says, "Dorothy is still here. I just have to learn how to do without the dress."

I suppose that happens when you change personas.

Jane on Ipad

Miss Marple,

The last thing I'd call an NRO cruise is uppity. It's a bunch of people who are so relieved to be with like minded thinkers, they can't shut up. Just like JOM - including the cocktails.

narciso

the cats make more sense, but then that's why they hired her at Carlos Slims

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/08/23/the-key-factor-in-police-shootings-reasonable-fear/

Danube on iPad

Jane, how many passengers are on the ship? Of those, how many are in the NRO group?

miss Marple

Good night, everyone!

Captain Hate

Feel like a rage stroke?

http://weaselzippers.us/197470-white-house-to-send-representation-to-mike-browns-funeral/

Need we remind you that there was no White House representation at the funeral of Major General Greene, the highest ranking officer murdered in Afghanistan? There were no current members of the Obama White House sent to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher either.

rich@gmu

Posted by: Captain Hate | August 23, 2014 at 10:22 PM-

wow. just ... wow.

Strawman Cometh

What, no innuendo laden rejoinders to DNS attack? What a sorry bunch of nerds we are.

daddy

Off on the evening Dog Walk. Of possible interest is that a guy with a lot of money who lives just 5 dirt streets back of me, decided to build a Rugby Field in his front yard. Amazingly he did such a good job that it is now hosting International Rugby matches and is gorgeous to look at.

A favorite route of the dogs and I is to do a walk along a cliff side road overlooking the valley where his home is in, and when the teams are playing you can see the players running around and hear the hollering, and Fry starts barking at all the commotion.

Here's the interesting story with a few pics: Hillside rugby field lures national team to town for training camp

In the first pic that pops up, (with the guys in a small pool of water) if you look just to the top of the Rugby Goalposts you can see a thin line starching along the hillside to the right, and that's where the boys and I go walking, and if you follow the road to the end you hit the mountain trails and just start going up.

This guys house is basically as far back as a house can be built, and behind his place for the next 30 miles or so is nothing but a State and National Parkland.

(A)Nuther Bub

I've always said that embarking on an NR cruise gives you the same feeling of release as getting home from work and taking off your pantyhose, bra and Spanx. Finally, you can just hang loose and be yourself.

henry

Strawman, Jane is a lawyer-- we need to be very quiet.....

Jane, is your provider getting a DNS, or just you? That help line advice is useless if the provider was getting hit by DNS. (Although I would have done exactly what he recommended, the switched to cell to verify where the issue was).

A non-uppity cruise sounds interesting. I never thought that was possible,

Beasts of England

That's some beautiful scenery up there, daddy. Looks like the guy has built himself a pretty nice house, as well!

narciso

round up the usual suspects:

http://pjmedia.com/ronradosh/2014/08/22/bien-pensant-historians/

it reminds me of this BBC series, which strives to be so sophisticated, but the main charactersare self absorbed idiots, (so it's self referential after all) who get themselves involved in the Palestinian cause, and well no good comes of it,

rich@gmu

AB-

lol ... maybe I should take off my pants.

on a more serious note are you on the email list because i'd like to ask you some questions about Hawaii and the relationship with the locals to mainlanders and an institution there.

rich@gmu

BEASTS!!!

Jane on Ipad

My provider has a DNS attack. I had to ask what the initials meant. It appears to be getting better.

I'm not the uppity type Henry. Not much chance I'd make it on that type of cruise.

Beasts of England

What's up, rich!

(A)Nuther Bub

Yup, I think so, Rich. Assuming the list has not changed within the past few weeks. Jane has it too, and Centralcal, daddy and others.

Porchlight

I like the new Doctor. Loved him in Local Hero some thirty years ago.

The episode improved as it went along. Sounds like we will be relieved of the tedious Doctor-companion romance intrigue, which is what I had hoped. I could have lived without the anti-Christian stuff and the lesbian content, but the writers always seem to want to prove how enlightened they are.

henry

Jane, I didn't think you were uppity, but never connected that the cruises weren't either. I can deal with uppity -- I'm fully trained in Main Line snoot and have a CV to match -- but I prefer to spend my time with humans. ; )

Jane on Ipad

Dot,

We've changed boats this time. Usually there are 800 -1000 of us on the carribean cruises and I think the boat holds 2 or 3000. Is that right AB? You don't even notice non-nro people because when on the boat it' s private programs and private parties.

(A)Nuther Bub

Rich -- Lots of names on that list. To make it easier, my handle is the one indicating that I was in the survey research business for many years.

Captain Hate

round up the usual suspects

Nice to see KC Johnson has acquired some new targets.

Beasts of England

I'm not wearing Spanx, (A)B!

Porchlight

Sad news - the chief of police in Elmendorf, TX was shot and killed serving an arrest warrant.

http://www.chron.com/about_us/article/Officer-critically-wounded-following-shooting-5707898.php

RIP.

narciso

as with the bds idiots, they are at the low end of the IQ pool,

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