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January 11, 2013

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Melinda Romanoff

Jane-

A(B) is right. You need something capable of filtering the air for the three and a half hours of your flight. Here's the decorative attachment that I use for work in the spray hood.

Melinda Romanoff

mad jack-

Are you seeing commercial buyers of residential property or some variant of QPRTs?

Danube of Thought iPad

"But neither would a guy on a soapbox holding an empty magazine with no weapon anywhere to be found engaging his fellow citizens in debate."

We know a bit more about this guy than we did about the guy in your earlier hypothetical, viz., that he is engaging his fellow citizens in debate. If I were convinced that that was his only purpose, I might be inclined not to prosecute. But I would examine all the circumstances in order to make an informed judgment as to whether his real purpose was to flout the law under a First Amendment disguise. If I concluded that that was indeed his purpose I would nail him.

mad jack

No. Just a big bump in the volume of activity in both sectors, Mel.

narciso

IF Iraq veterans going to Walter Reed, can be charged, then Gregory doesn't get a pass.

Gus

But but David Gregory is "friends" with Susan Rice. We don't prosecute THOSE people.

Melinda Romanoff

mad jack-

Thanks. Like Cash For Clunkers, we may be seeing a generational draw forward of real estate transaction. Let's see how big that sort of cliff is, in the coming months.

Melinda Romanoff

TM just got Insty-tweeted, this post.

mad jack

I would add that Median sale price is still well below where we were in 2005!

Melinda Romanoff

Actually this post and the previous post were just 'lanched.

Danube of Thought iPad

"IF Iraq veterans going to Walter Reed, can be charged, then Gregory doesn't get a pass."

It all depends on the circumstances of each case, Narc. I might very well have refrained from prosecuting that veteran. But whether or not I had, I would be duty bound to consider the Gregory case on its own merits.

Melinda Romanoff

mad jack-

As I would expect them to be, if not lower. But then again, I have no idea what market you're working.

Melinda Romanoff

Enough from me.

G'night all!

mad jack

DOT is spot-on in his assessment of how a prosecutor should act. Unfortunately too many don't work that way without gentle persuasion from hired counsel.

Melinda Romanoff

Oh, last item.

Jesse Jr.'s wife resigned her aldermanic seat here.

Make of it what you wish. Very odd.

Unless someone held something up to her ear, and she found it somewhat, cold.

willem

"Disarm the innocent."

"Let them eat pain."

Go figure. Mike Bloomberg, imperialist supremacist. When politicians tell you they're a sociopath, believe them.

And Congress? How many malignancies of personality can dance on the head of of pin?

Only a sociopath would demand to disarm innocent, honest Americans they do not know.

Gus

Willem, the same sociopaths gave THOUSANDS of guns to Mexican drug cartels and criminals. The VERY SAME SOCIOPATHS.

mad jack

Mel it's hard for political "dynasties" to last past two generations. Unfortunately for me my fellow Massholes are going for three with the latest Kennedy addition to Congress.

narciso

Well it's not surprising, this one, was an unsufferable jackass on 'ThirtySomething' and despite being on the show 'The Company' was a full fledged moonbat;

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/01/11/politics-oscar-wont-vote-zero?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BreitbartFeed+%28Breitbart+Feed%29

daddy

Janet,

Many, many thanks for that link to the hideous Brit Male Fashion Week. Just showed that link to my 2 daughters and they freakin' howled. Best laugh as a family in a month!

narciso

I used the quote from 'Zoolander' because it has gotten that absurd.

flatafffect

Too much learning hath made [them] mad.

This is just another version of the old "We owe it to ourselves," stupidity.

Seignorage is defined as the difference between the face value of money and the cost of producing it. The problem with Yglesias' argument is that it stretches the powers of the government to absurd proportions. Who would accept payment of $1 trillion in the form of a platinum coin unless the government could back it up? At some point seignorage would become fraud.

Gus

flatafffect, the mere notion of Seignorage is fraud. It's absurd, and it shows what the LEFT has become.

Captain Hate

So we're all in agreement that Firefox is terrible and cathyf opens an unbelievably large number of tabs?

Captain Hate

To cathyf's credit, she doesn't seem to make posts on the wrong thread, which I've noticed elsewhere by people that are running multiple tabs at the same site.

Gus

Captain!! I'm saying Packers 31-San Fran 14. What do you think?

narciso

Btw, for those who are fans of Westlake, does Jason Statham seem right for the Parker character, this is the second take at the Hunter, in the last few years, previously it was Payback with Mel Gibson,

David Pittelli

If Obama wants a trillion dollar platinum coin that weighs just a few ounces, he will just have one made. And the courts won't dare stop him, and while Congress might eventually get him to stop making more of these coins, they will never get the already made and "sold" (to the Federal Reserve) coin(s) to be retired or unsold. The reason minting a trillion-dollar coin remains a bad idea is that it will be no more or less than printing another trillion dollars in money; the whole point of the coin is that it would be used to back new cash and loans to pump up the economy.

Captain Hate

Do you think the Pack can put up that many points, Gus? It seems like a lot to me but I'll be rooting for 'em.

Captain Hate

Btw if the Pack and Broncos lose this weekend, that's probably the end of my Goodell Football League interest for this season.

narciso

What has the Pack been averaging this season?

Gus

David, if printing/minting trillion dollar platinum coins had no down side. Why not mint/print THOUSANDS of them.

Captain Hate

I'm too tired to sum the numbers and divide but I'm pretty sure it's less than 30: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Green_Bay_Packers_season#Regular_Season

Gus

Packers averaged a little over 27 per game.

Captain Hate

Off to bed; good night.

Danube of Thought iPad

I'm picking Broncos, Pack, Seahawks and Patriots.

Hoping to see at least one good ballgame.

Gus

Oh Danube, God bless you!! The Seahawks GM is from Milwaukee,and he was Asst GM for the Packers. His UNCLE is a local Priest whom I know well, and saw today!!! If the Seahawks and Packers both win. The Championship game is HERE next week!! And YES, I have Packers season tickets.

daddy

DoT's 08:15 on the reason for not prosecuting Gregory in this particular case makes great sense to me.

Too bad. I was hoping it wasn't so sensible, so that thousands of citizens could be at the Presidents inaugural and waving that same magazine in a mass civil disobedience demonstration to highlight unequal application of the Law.

daddy

Jane,

If you wear one of these:
just be aware of the downside. There happens to be a Japanese urban legend about a Ghost-woman who wears one of these masks, but is actually a murderous monster with a hideous lower face, sliced up by her Saumrai hubby a thousand years ago. Kuchisake-onna, or the Slit-Mouth Woman

Her jealous Ghost still haunts places in Japan, usually on foggy nights. She wears a surgical mask, and she will approach people and ask shyly: “Anata wa watashi ga utsukushii toomoimasu ka?” (Do you think I'm beautiful?) The person usually responds, "Yes"

She then pulls down her mask to reveal an ear to ear grin, cut by her jealous husband to mark her for her life. “Even like this?” she will persist. If you answer no, she will reveal a pair of scissors and cut the same gruesome smile into your own face. If you answer yes, she will disappear, and the second you go home she will reappear at your door and finish the job.

Apparently the proper answer is to say "You're average", and give her bon-bons.

daddy

Anyone know if this is the new James O'Keefe Video?

Holly

Ta da! I hit the jackpot today at JOM. As I plod along several days behind but trying to stay current, I find out that I am exactly what I have been telling my stubborn hubby for nearly ten years -- NOT NECESSARY. Yeah, we own a chemical manufacturing business but I don't know crap about chemistry or how to build a plant or drive a truck or the multitude of tasks he performs. All I do is wrangle with stupid government people and speak lawyer-talk to make them go away and leave us alone. I don't create jobs or wealth or anything, just give people hell. I'm the bouncer. And he can HIRE a bouncer, right? Which would then give me more time to hang out here at JOM! Hmmm . . . should I make my case before we go dancing or after . . . :)

Another ta da! Yay, Sue! We are blessed.

And cathyf, I watched the ND band videos. It thrills me every time. I am so proud of the ND kids. I've got to get some rest, but I'll talk later this weekend.

daddy

Hey, we won one...at least for the moment.

Judge tosses Alaska polar bear habitat designation:

A federal judge in Alaska has thrown out a plan designating more than 187,000 square miles (an area larger than California) as habitat for threatened polar bears...

...said the designation was too extensive and presented "a disconnect between the twin goals of protecting a cherished resource and allowing for growth and much needed economic development." He sent the matter back to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to correct "substantive and procedural deficiencies."

henry

Daddy, thanks for the 2:12. : )

Extraneus

I don't understand the fine point that justifies letting Gregory off the hook. If a violator's intent is so relevant, then which intents are forbidden by the law? Shouldn't these be specified?

What is the purpose of the magazine ban? To prevent mass shootings? If so, then why wouldn't anyone possessing a banned magazine be able to offer the defense that they had no intention of engaging in shooting anyone? In fact, why doesn't the gov't have to prove that they did?

By increasing the demand, Gregory's action increased the supply of banned magazines in DC. Additionally, someone else transferred the banned magazine to him, which may itself have been a crime, and Gregory's action encouraged that transfer. Due to Gregory's action, someone smuggled the banned magazine into DC. Was it Gregory himself? Did the prosecutor investigate these related crimes, which would not have been committed without Gregory's action?

Drug laws against possession are intended to reduce demand, so as to reduce the illicit sales of drugs and associated other crimes along the entire supply chain. Why is the DC magazine ban different?

narciso

They are relentless at Al Ghaurdian, shilling for
the IPCC scamsters'


http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2013/01/oops-after-alaska-cooled-24-degrees-f.html

Jane - Mock the Media!

So what did Gregory do with the magazine after the show? Who has it now?

Janet

I don't understand the fine point that justifies letting Gregory off the hook. If a violator's intent is so relevant, then which intents are forbidden by the law? Shouldn't these be specified?

Exactly. The law becomes unknowable to the common guy.
Who knew a recent POTUS speech mattered when determining the law???????

Melinda Romanoff on Kindle

Looks like the Dreamliner's problems might go away soon. LUN.

Janet

Jane -

"The letter stated that the high-capacity magazine was originally returned by NBC to its lawful owner, outside of D.C., before it was surrendered to the Metropolitan Police Dept."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/no-gun-magazine-charges-for-david-gregory-86079.html#ixzz2HliYwn9k

Jane - Mock the Media!

SO Gregory had an accomplice. Hmmmm. The plot thickens.

Janet

from that same Politico link -

"“Accordingly, NBC and its employees should take meticulous care in the future to ensure that it is in full compliance with D.C. law whether its actions involve firearms or any other potential violation. Repetition by NBC or any employee of any similar or other firearms violation will be prosecuted to the full extent supported by the facts and the law,” he wrote."

Why? What if Gregory wants to educate us some more on an issue....or the POTUS gives another speech. The "facts and the law" will matter NEXT time....but not THIS time.

Astro

Well, clearly the answer is to use Martian platinum. The cost of sending astronauts to Mars to mine irarsite and other platinum ores, refining them, and transporting the Martian platinum back to Earth will make this type of platinum extremely valuable.

Or maybe the SEC should check Krugman's portfolio to see if he invested in platinum futures a few weeks before proposing this hare-brained scheme.

Janet

Jane - (whole letter at the link)
this is from the D.C. Attorney General Letter Declining to Prosecute David Gregory - "OAG also appreciates that the magazine was immediately returned to the source that NBC understood to be its lawful owner outside of the District and that the magazine in question, with NBC’s assistance, has been surrendered to MPD. OAG also recognizes the cooperation NBC has provided in the investigation of this matter."

bold mine. NBC being careful!...they weren't actually sure of who the owner was? Riiiiiiight.

narciso

No, that's a 'coals to NewCastle' situation, make it out of turbinium, the rare fuel source only found on Mars.

centralcal

Dumb question - if the magazine was lawfully owned by someone outside of DC, will it be returned to him by MPD?

narciso

Maybe too many mint juleps, explains this decision by Barbour, or he's been hanging around Huckabee too long;

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/11/man-pardoned-by-ex-miss-gov-barbour-involved-in-fatal-gunfight/

centralcal

Any computer pros around this morning? I just saw this at Fox News:

DHS Advises Disabling Java

Swell. How does one do that? And, then what will stop working in my browser if I do it?

henry

Drudge has Time laying off 700 with the NYT layoffs pending. Another Obama boom in the works.

narciso

So the 'more selective' strategy of pandering to moonbats, didn't pay dividends. Isn't there a patch they can come up with, do these people even have a clue, rhetorical questions all.

Melinda Romanoff on Kindle

c-cal-

I'm getting to the point where I'd find a Larry Ellison press release more trustworthy than a DHS missive.

I guess I have to go look for myself.

JerryRigged

To disable Java:

Go to "Control Panel"...there should be a Java applet, double-click it...select the "Java" tab, click "View...", uncheck the "Enable" box.

If you don't have the Control Panel applet (version7 in Windows 7) see the LUN...

Clarice

Gregory did well for his bosses and increased his profile and viewership with this stunt.

daddy, I read somewhere this week that another study shows that GW is a benefit to the polar bears and other arctic animals by, inter alia, increasing their range.

No way the polar bear stunt can be repeated. Maybe what Alaska needs is a bounty on enviro freaks.

Extraneus

So who smuggled the magazine into DC? Was it the "lawful" owner, or a Gregory lackey, or Gregory himself? This was a crime, just like Gregory's possession, and just like the transferring of the magazine to Gregory - unless the transfer happened outside the confines of DC, and Gregory smuggled it himself. Is that the way it went down?

So when drug counselors bring the pegboard of drugs and paraphernalia into the junior high school to educate kids about the dangers of drug use, are we to believe that the drugs were purchased from drug dealers downtown for the purpose, and that everyone including the cops are cool with that? Why didn't Gregory use a confiscated magazine, provided to him by the DC police dept? Why commit a crime, and engage others in the commission of what were possibly a string of associated crimes, exposing a raft of people to this dangerous item?

We know why. Because he's a Brahmin.

JerryRigged

If you don't think you need Java, you probably don't...I use Java for the grading program my school district uses, so I am stuck...

...but, I can use an alternative browser that I only use for that particular program. Leave Java running only when I open that browser...

Updated article to the one I LUNed above...
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/01/10/protect-yourself-against-latest-java-zero-day-vulnerability-now-maljavajar-b/

Melinda Romanoff on Kindle

Thanks, JerryRigged!

narciso

You know, this would ring truer, if they hadn't endorsed him;

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21569024-troubling-similarities-between-fiscal-mismanagement-washington-and-mess?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709

Extraneus

Oh no...

Possible NYT layoffs rattle media

centralcal

JerryRigged, thank you so much for your link. I followed the instructions for both Firefox and Windows 7 to locate Java - but it appears I do not have it installed on my computer or in that browser. Yay.

sbw

Most of us don't need Java. Java is different than Javascript, which is, I believe, more secure.

In browser preferences you can unclick the Java button and leave Javascript on.

Janet

Here is James Brinkley -

"Mr. Brinkley was publicly humiliated, thrown in jail and forced to spend money to defend himself for violating a law that millions of viewers watched the NBC anchor violate. If D.C. is going to have this pointless law, it should at least be enforced fairly."

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/4/if-youre-not-david-gregory/#ixzz2Hm2vKBwL
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

narciso

Now my fishwrap is becoming 'even more selective' as they ask for a subscription, before one can even access their stories,

henry

Many commercial applications run in a browser via Java, like Jerry Rigged's grading application. These tend to be work related (business or government) and will run on older installs of java if you need them. (It takes a while to upgrade the applications to require the new java release, fixing problems caused by the new java version is quicker). If you need java, turn off the automatic upgrades and ignore the "upgrade me" messages until you get a notification that a newer version of java is required for the applications you use.

Captain Hate

Maybe too many mint juleps, explains this decision by Barbour, or he's been hanging around Huckabee too long

Barbour was well within the rights of his office to do that but it's fortunate that he doesn't seem to have any high aspirations because this, which was fairly controversial at the time, reflects poorly on his judgement.

Clarice

Thanks, SBW. I followed your instructions and was easily able to disable Java.

Clarice

Best part of the NYT shifts is the shut down of its idiotic environmental desk. Ed Driscoll at PJ has more on that story--Gore has gored the entire movement.

narciso

Oh, frabjous joy, also an another sign they dialed up to eleven;

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/11/dem-senator-mark-begich-im-not-interested-in-a-new-assault-weapons-ban/

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hey CH, thanks to you and Porch I've been listening to a bunch of half forgotten Flamin' Groovies tunes the last few days...
I got the Saint Louie blues, blue as I can be, because the woman's got a heart like a rock down in the sea.

BTW even Firefox's spellcheck stinks; it's completely baffled by what you mean if you accidentally spell "Saint" "Siant".

narciso

Chutzph, also there must be a local variant;


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/obama-white-house-assisted-in-making-dead-bin-laden-movie-but-tells-judge-images-of-dead-bin-laden-too-dangerous/#comments

narciso

Ah, Delingpole, is specially full of tasty schadenfreude, or is fruzenglage


http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/01/11/gray-lady-hardest-hit/

Danube of Thought iPad

I don't see the Pack D holding the Niners to 14, but they're still my pick.

narciso

Get the names of everyone on that class action,
Clarice;


http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/12/investors-we-were-defrauded-by-ecuador-suit-against-chevron/

Captain Hate

You're welcome, Iggy, although it was your radio memories that brought the group up in the first place.

I should check the library catalog to see if they have any FG's stuff because I hate going on Amazon to buy stuff that I had on vinyl before even at an extremely low price. It just feels like running in place even if the cd version offers out-takes and other additional stuff. The Clevenet guys are pretty good in their ordering of stuff like that; I was able to partially satiate my Roy Wood fixation with a collection of songs by The Move who never made it big in this country. Songs like "Curly", "Fire Brigade", "Blackberry Lane" and "Brontosaurus"; great stuff.

narciso

And since he's willing to abet voter fraud, and facilitate illness through his mercury quackery, it's not surprising RFK jr. would indulge in JFK conspiracism.

Danube of Thought iPad

One thing is certain: if the feds, or NY, or CA ban high-capacity magazines millions of Americans will become outlaws overnight. There'sgoing to be hell to pay.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'm sure you know DoT that the sale of high capacity mags has been banned in CA for some time.
Pre ban ones are OK so possession isn't yet prohibited, but with the crazy-ass Dems in super majority power it seems only a matter of time.
I have to apply for a special permit just to sell high capacity mags to law enforcement.

Porchlight

I'm picking Broncos, Pack, Seahawks and Patriots.

Though'd love to see Denver and NE lose, I go with Broncos, Niners, Seahawks and Patriots. With home field advantage I think the Niners can beat the Pack.

Janet

I didn't realize that crazy-ass was hyphenated. That seems like important info for the coming years....

narciso's 10:38 is interesting. No honor among thieves! There was a video of enviro. nuts sitting at a cafe table & talking about telling lies to screw Shell Oil.

sbw

Gregory had no need to brandish the magazine. He waved the magazine for dramatic shock value, for ratings, and for no good news purpose.

Good intentions don't count. A journalist that breaks the law has to expect to be punished for breaking the law. When prosecuted, the best that journalist might hope for is jury nullification.

Gregory committed a crime that should have been prosecuted like similar crimes. Instead, Gregory blundered and now the prosecutor has blundered, leaving America’s double standard of justice all the more evident.

narciso

The dirty little secret, is they don't want the law challenged, that's why they didn't go after either side of the transaction, it serves to keep the peasants or hobbits if you prefer in line

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I didn't realize that crazy-ass was hyphenated.--

I'm not even sure how to spell Ratzkywatzky so don't go by me, Janet.
Maybe Frau or one of the other grammarians can give you a tip.

Danube of Thought iPad

I think it is likely we will see a ban on possession in CA this year, Iggy.

They don't seriously think such a law will inhibit the ability of madmen to commit mass murder. They simply dislike the people who own those devices, and want to teach them a lesson.

rse

Clarice-at one point the guy at the NYT enviro desk was also a prof on the side. Pace I think. In both he appeared to be shilling propaganda. And he would then do symposiums of the nonprofits and aid agencies.

I think I have written I am disappointed with Jeb's descent into Mercantile Ed but yesterday his foundation sent out a collection of all the articles they had been able to put together determined to squelch all the myths circulating about the Common Core. Except quite a few of what was cited were known hacks hoping for a Statist economic and political future.

Too many Rep's are so determined to cash in on their access to power and the taxpayer trough that they remain blind to the dangers of what they are pushing. But I resent getting pure propaganda from someone who considers himself a Republican just as much as I think it's inappropriate to have Podesta as the keynote speaker.

Very dismaying.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I was able to partially satiate my Roy Wood fixation with a collection of songs by The Move who never made it big in this country.--

Type "The Move" into itunes and exactly nothing comes up, CH.

Often useless.

narciso

Really, maybe in conjunction;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuAcAm8_gFo

I've seen it work, or rather not work, rse.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

DoT,
I used to own a pre ban 13 round Para Ordnance compact 45 that I always carried in my back pocket when looking at timber. Stepped on a yellow jacket nest one day and somehow it fell out of my pocket as I made my get away. Never did find it, even when I went back with a metal detector.

Somewhere out there is a bear with a very dangerous high capacity semi auto pistol.

matt

The newsrooms at the NYT and Time are in a state of fear now because of layoffs. Good. They should have figured out that pissing off 47% of your readership is a good way to go out of business.

I also have a feeling that if they try to ban 30 round magazines it will be challenged, which would probably strike down the California law.

narciso

Well it's not ITunes, but on last FM and other places. I always knew there would be trouble with the 'Right to arm Bears'

narciso

I always thought that Wilson was a naive idealist, but as with many things I was wrong;


http://www.elliswashingtonreport.com/blog/2013/01/11/mark-levin-on-president-woodrow-wilson/

Captain Hate

You Tabe to teh rescue: http://www.youtube.com/artist/the-move

After the group broke up and Jeff Lynne took over the Electric Light Orchestra (he, Roy and drummer Bev Bevan did their first album, which was before they hit it big) I think Roy took a *lot* of acid because his groups got weirder and weirder, culminating in Wizzard which was too strange even for me but they did produce this holiday ditty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoxQ4Ul_DME

narciso

It is striking, how they can turn on a dime, maybe those scenes, were augmented, just like with the MacGuffin ending in the Kingdom,;

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324081704578235711923147752.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop

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