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December 18, 2012

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narciso

What could possibly go wrong?

NK

Ig-- that photo brought back memories of summer 1976. I spent a week in Montreal with 2 buddies at the summer Olympics. Great time -- the India-Pakistan men's field hockey game was literally a war with double digit felonies committed. My other favorite place was the training track not far from the main stadium. You could go to the fence line just yards from where athletes were training, take photos and talk with some of them. About 1-2 days before the Decathalon commenced, Jenner was doing final prep, and as he finished up he came by to the 20-30 spectators, and signed autographs. My college roommate had his 35mm, and was taking mas pics. Someone next to us yelled out to Jenner to turn around for a photo-- Jenner did so and struck a pose like some 15 yo Romanian girl gymnast-- in his tiny little shorty shorts. When my roommate showed me his Olympic photos when we got back to school (no digital then!) his Jenner photo captured the moment perfectly. we were amazed that the'world's greatest athlete' had struck a girl gymnast pose-- tiny shorts and all. He's always been in touch with his feminine side-- or-- vice versa.

NK

Biden in charge? good that means nothing will happen-- he's a complete cock up.

Melinda Romanoff

Nah.

It means they've dusted off the proposals that they've kept in a drawer, just been waiting for the right post-electoral event.

narciso

Just like the Stimulus and Afghan policy, O frabjous joy.

NK

Biden means that Barry wants another failure. The decades old DemLeft gun laws have indeed been hauled out of the drawer(never let a heartbreaking nightmare go to waste!), but if Barry REALLY wanted them adopted he'd get Manchin or some other Dem with some credibility to work with the House and Senate Repubs. Instead he's picked SloJoe-- recipe for failure. The he blames the EVIL REPUBs again. As you have pointed out, that's his MO.

Melinda Romanoff

Carney says iBBama would veto Boehner's Plan B.

NK

MelR@1002-- as you said yesterday, Barry doesn't care. Everybody paying higher taxes, with irrelevant reductions in future spending, he's fine with that. That kills the productive classes, they are not his moocher blood.

Melinda Romanoff

NK-

Ever go to Cherry St East?

NK

In New Canaan?

Melinda Romanoff

Yeeess.

NK

Not for several years.. we used to go when the kids were pre-teen and teenagers. Nice little place...BTW the customers are mostly 1%ers.. not that there's anything wrong with that!! Our kind host at JOM may be a customer there, he may know more about it these days.

Melinda Romanoff

Are you closer to Luc's?

NK

Don't know Luc's... sounds fancy.. that may be why I don't know Luc's.

Jim Eagle

When is the NRA news conference?

I think that is what Boehner wants. Trouble is if we go over the cliff, Obama will attempt the heroic rescue of the muddle by proposing a tax cut for the 98% thus asking Boehner to make a "gutsy call" and vote it down.

Melinda Romanoff

In Ridgefield.

MLK weekend dinner there.

NK

Looked it up-- Luc's is in downtown Ridgefield. New Canaan is one town up, Ridgefield is 3 towns up (10 miles or so) from our house.

Melinda Romanoff

JiB-

I believe the NRA presser is Friday.

NK

MelR-- have fun!!-- Ridgefield is a lovely town that is on the Ct/NYS border. It was a sleepy little quaint town until the FinServ industry got huge in the 90s, new money came in then. It's sort of the final commuting town to Manhattan, although now most of the FinServ guys are hedgies who work in Stamford/Greenwich. Convenient to the Danbury airport, and alas, only a few miles from Sandy Hook elementary. Give me a ring if you want to meet -- Hit and Run has my email.

Melinda Romanoff

Ah. D-word. You around that weekend?

Melinda Romanoff

And hit has mine. We'll work it out.

Melinda Romanoff

NK-

I know the area very, very well. I've been visiting there since the mid-70's.

Landru

RalphL-"Some years ago at Ace of Spades (IIRC), someone linked a study that the murder rate among non-Hispanic white Americans was actually lower than for whites in most European nations. Can't remember if that was looking at victims or perps."

You can get that here: This is victims, not perps.

http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/mortrate10_us.html

In 2010 it breaks down for firearm homicdes Number-Population base-rate/100k as

White 2775 200 million 1.4/100k
Black 6051 39 million 15.3/100k
Asian 155 16 million 1/100k
Hispanic 1919 50 million 3.8/100k.

The overall homicide victimization rate for whites+Asians is about 2.5/100k. Look at it this way, if you had 2 towns with a population of 200,000. In one their were 5 murders a year (US white/asian demographic), and the other had 2 (Germany), would you view one as dangerous, and one not? It isn't guns, it's demographics.

And as far as the accidental shooting deaths of children, the incidence in the age 0-14 age group is 1 per million. Drowning is 8 times that.

NK

Let's work it out for MLK weekend-- no plans for me right now. maybe we can get JimmyK to ride the train up from the UWS.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Ban water.

Melinda Romanoff

Ig-

No buckets or bathtubs. That covers the "B"s.

Rick Ballard

"It isn't guns, it's demographics."

And that, plus really lousy polling, is why BOzo made the hand off to SloJo. BOzo's fanatical support of the prog Black Genocide project also comes into play - crocodile tears from a baby killer don't carry much weight.

Mark Folkestad

Since Montreal has come up tangentially, I should mention that one son of my very conservative cousin in Vancouver was the best friend and university roommate of one of the sons of Pierre and Margaret Trudeau. The chap was always mortified by his mother's scandalous partying, and he wanted to crawl into a hole when the infamous "beaver shot" was published.

Danube of Thought

One of my favorite moments in history was when Pierre was cuckolded by Mick Jagger.

Jane:  Mock the Media

Let Obama veto plan B. I don't think he has ever vetoed anything because Harry Reid never allows a vote.

he can be held responsible.

Danube of Thought

Eagle and sheep.

hit and run

NK, Melinda -- email sent...

Melinda Romanoff

Thanks, hit!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--One of my favorite moments in history was when Pierre was cuckolded by Mick Jagger.

Posted by: Danube of Thought | December 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM--

Wouldn't it be a shorter list if we stuck with only those whom Maggie didn't cuckold him?

Mark Folkestad

Iggy, that list is probably only somewhat shorter than the list of men whose wives cuckolded them with Jagger. But I never got the chance with Margaret Trudeau (or the chance to have the "little guy" rot away from STDs, same difference). By the way, it boggles the mind that someone as ungodly ugly as Jagger would have had so many conquests.

jimmyk

"Let's work it out for MLK weekend"

Pretty sure I'm around and available, except for Friday.

NK

jimmyK-- does Hit and Run have your email address?

Melinda Romanoff

jimmyk-

I'll be in touch.

Melinda Romanoff

NK-

I do, and phone #s.

NK

Okie Doak.. we're jake then.

hit and run

I have dates of birth if anyone needs them.

I'm not prepared to give out the ssn#'s though.

Melinda Romanoff

I have yours, so that's a start.

jimmyk

I'm not prepared to give out the ssn#'s though.

Hey, were you the guy who got hold of my credit card number and bought an $1800 computer? Unfortunately for whoever did, it was shipped to me, and has been returned to Dell. I still had to cancel the card, though.

Jane:  Mock the Media

Wow Jimmy, that's pretty amazing.

NK

JimmyK-- that is quite a tale. Only time a credit card of mine was hacked was at a fancy NYC restaurant. I have no idea why we wilfully hand cards over to restaurant workers, instead of swiping and inputting PIN as they do in europe.

hit and run

I'd get caught if I was trying to pull in $1800 merchandise per heist.

Melinda Romanoff

Back in '92, I learned I held multiple loans on vacant property in Rockaway Park, as a Chicago resident.

jimmyk

Wow Jimmy, that's pretty amazing.

I don't know, I'm pretty careful, but something like this seems to happen once/year. In this case it's bizarre, because usually someone doing this would have the merchandise shipped to some 3rd party (which inevitably triggers a security alert). So I wonder if it wasn't some screwup by Dell.

Jane:  Mock the Media

Yeah - the amazing part (for me) was that they shipped it to you.

Clarice

Visa's very good at alerting us to suspicious charges..Usually thieves start by buying something smallish to see if the number is valid..

Barbara
Biden means that Barry wants another failure.

There must have been a great deal of push back to Obama's political speech in Newtown, Connecticut for him to give this to Biden.

NK

Agreed; banning guns must be polling poorly. So we just get more shite for BarryI's leftwing base.

hit and run

Clarice:
Visa's very good at alerting us to suspicious charges..

Sometimes they're too good at trying to prevent fraudulent charges. On our drive to Idaho last summer they shut down our card when they saw multi-state charges at gas stations and restaurants.

Lesson learned: call them ahead of time and let them know we'll be on the move.

Or alternate lesson: go ahead and cancel the card, request a new one and contest the charges so you don't have to pay for half your cross country trip.

Melinda Romanoff

Good luck with that strategy.

jorod

Perhaps we have more poor, ignorant, and violent people than other countries thanks in part to other countries dumping their social problems on the U.S. It would be interesting to see how many immigrants are in each country and what the rate of violence is in immigrant communities. Castro likes to dump his excess criminals on the U.S. And Mexico... well that's another story.
Domestically speaking, experience says that violence and poverty is highest where the welfare state and the democrat machine are strongest in certain ethnic neighborhoods. Like the south side of Chicago. The welfare state leads in the production of poor, ignorant people. Their lives are planned out by the government. Born into a single parent family, a meal ticket to the parent, largely left to their own devices as children, poorly educated, ready to step into gangs, prison and/or death on the streets. The politicians say more taxes will solve everything.

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