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February 16, 2013

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Danube of Thought iPad

I've thought for forty years that Woodward has a speech impediment, roughly half of which is the abominable Midwestern accent.

narciso

Yes, he doesn't understand the BatMan series at all,

narciso

I did finally finish 'Back to Blood' we're not nearly as crazy as he depicts our various bergs,
Danube, but one can detect at least two prescient incidences, with the high school teacher and the cop,

narciso

A nice gesture, will probably set the nazguls afire on twitter though

narciso

Speaking of nazguls;

http://twitchy.com/2013/02/17/shameful-oliver-willis-libs-make-light-of-death-of-four-americans-with-gopbenghaziquestions/

narciso

This is the parallel to which I was referring;


http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-stand-your-ground-trial-20130217,0,5860839.story

daddy

You must meet a lot of NDB IFR approaches in your international exploits. How do you handle?

JiB,

Amazingly in the real world I can't recall having done one in the last 20 plus years. Last one I recall was back in Navy days, where we'd do them to Beirut or Oman or small places in east Africa, and I can't recall where else.

With the current job, just about everything is either an ILS, a Localizer, or some new form of RNAV approaches. Very, very rare for me nowadays to come across anything lacking a glideslope, and if so, there is always an associated DME to provide the step down altitudes. We still shoot NDB's for training when in the simulator, but that's about it. There was way more emphasis on flying them back in Military days because you actually did go into fields where that was all they had, but to my experience most all of that has changed.

Off the top of my head, I think (tho I may be wrong) that both of my next 2 links are to planes screwing up NDB approaches and driving the aircraft into the ground:

1) Flying Tigers 747 Crash Kuala Lumpur 1989. This was the one where the controller said descend 2400 and it appears they mistakenly descended to 400, mistaking the word 2 for to.

2) Korean Air Flight 801 Guam, 1997.

In both cases these were crews flying approaches lacking a glideslope, so that they had to use timings or DME (distance) step-downs or some other method to make darn sure they were not descending into terrain, yet in both cases these guys went ahead and drove themselves into the earth.

I just link these to show that it is not difficult to get confused and kill yourself when the great majority of your approaches have glide slope info and for whatever reason you're now in a location without a glideslope and not alert enough or mentally prepared enough for the approach you're doing.

I wish I could have done the Ron Brown approach so I could speak knowledgeably about it, but I never did.

daddy

Iggy,

Momma never reads JOM. I invite her to plenty, but I have very little luck getting her to, and when she sees me laughing at something which I so frequently do she just shakes her head. I have better luck getting my oldest daughter to read some of the posts. If a thread is very funny or has some topic I think would really appeal to and be of benefit to her, I show it to her and she is very complementary. She is amazed at the bio's I give her of the folks posting here and their fields of expertise.

JiB, We had beloved beagles as well and they were useless at fetch.

Stephanie,

My younger lab is just like you described your pup, and she does in fact talk to us. People won't believe it, but she is vocalizing when she wants something, just as if she's sitting there having a conversation with you, and she is adamant about not shutting up until she gets her point across. Very much fun.

daddy

Jack,

Here's a bit more on that Tiger 66 crash that says it was an NDB Approach. From Wiki:

The aircraft was assigned a non-directional beacon (NDB) approach to Runway 33 at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Kuala Lumpur, after having flown 30 minutes from Singapore Changi Airport.[1] In descent, the flight was cleared to "Kayell" with a morse code of "KL" of which four separate points on the ground were commonly called by Malaysian ATC albeit with different frequencies. Two separate radio beacons were identically coded "KL" as well as the VOR abbreviation (Kuala Lumpur shortened to "KL") and the airport was also sometimes referred to as "KL" by local ATC (instead of the full "Kuala Lumpur"). The crew was unsure to which point they were cleared, and the cockpit voice recorder revealed that the crew argued about which radios should be set to which frequencies and which approach was actually going to be conducted. (Even in the last few moments of the flight, the captain referenced the ILS approach for runway 33 which was named as inop on the flight release and the ATIS, additionally the crew was told by ATC that the ILS approach was not available.)

Ughh.

MJW

Jane, this probably has nothing at all to do with your slow Mac problems, but the mention of Firefox reminded me of a problem I was having with my Windows system, which I'll mention in case it's related.

My system was running dog slow, and I couldn't figure out why. I noticed the disk light was almost constantly on. I ran a program that let me look at file accesses, and noticed it was continually writing thumbnail files for that mostly useless feature of showing thumbnails in new tabs. After a bit of research, I found that to disable the feature I needed to set the "about:config" variable "browser.newtabpage.enabled" to false, and create a new variable called "browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled" and set it to true.

It seemed to help a lot, so I think that may have been my problem. I suspect there's a bug in the thumbnail feature that causes it to think it has to generate new thumbnails for some websites. In any case, I was glad to rid myself of that "feature."

narciso

I think they are gasping at straws;

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/17/Police-Adam-Lanza-May-Have-Copied-Video-Game-Scene-In-Newtown-Shooting

Manuel Transmission

We used to fly into Golden, BC before GPS. We had loran and they had a local AM station. The loran would drop out about over the top of town above the mountain peaks. Then you tried to stay over the spinning needle looking for a hole in the clouds. When you caught a hole close to the spun needle you let yourself spiral down until you were below the relatively high ceiling and could set up a visual approach. Kind of a contact app with a granite liner around it.

daddy

Manny T,

Another approach I am not a fan of is the Back Course Localizer, where if you haven't got your equipment set up correctly, or if you're not reminding yourself you have to fly opposite what the needle info is telling you, you can get into trouble very quick. Used to do that to Phoenix, but thankfully it was generally "clear and a million" and now I don't have to do that any more, and haven't seen one since the old 727 days.

Manuel Transmission

Yeah, I used to practice the BC with my ol' ex-Navy instructor. Thankfully, never had to shoot one in anger.

daddy

Well this makes sense. (Via an Insty link)

The reason we had so many great video cam shots of the incoming meteorite in Russia, is because lax — and often corrupt — law enforcement, and a legal system that rarely favors first-hand accounts of traffic collisions has made dash cams all but a requirement for motorists.

Why Almost Everyone in Russia Has a Dash Cam

“You can get into your car without your pants on, but never get into a car without a dash cam,” Aleksei Dozorov, a motorists’ rights activist in Russia told Radio Free Europe last year.

clarice

I'm in Singapore. Leaving tomorrow early in the a.m. Behave.

Jim Eagle

Ah, Clarice is coming back from doing her Joseph Conrad run.

Going up the Mekong, Clarice, did you happen to find Kerry's hat floating in the muck?

Captain Hate

Momma never reads JOM. I invite her to plenty, but I have very little luck getting her to, and when she sees me laughing at something which I so frequently do she just shakes her head

You ignorant Tarhole! You are tempting the fates by having JOM daddy attempt to meld with real world daddy. It's like combining matter and anti-matter. They are in separate worlds and must remain so. To paraphrase that genius of philosophy, George Costanza, paraphrasing somebody much more intelligent than he, "A daddy divided against himself cannot stand".

Jim Eagle

How come Bloomie isn't on this list?

NYC Rounding up the Loonies

narciso

I was focusing more on the Saudis, but this is another, Hagel was in the choir for;

http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/18/supporter-of-iranian-dictatorship-brought-chuck-hagel-to-rutgers-university-for-2007-speech/#ixzz2LEs3gKYP

So, is cuisine up the Mekong, that much different
then the domestic version, Clarice.

narciso

H/t to where I found it;

http://patterico.com/2013/02/18/hagel-brought-to-speak-at-rutgers-by-man-with-ties-to-iranian-government/

Jim Eagle

narc,

Did you see the meteor that blazed throught the SoFlo sky last night?

narciso

No, I didn't JiB,

narciso

Ah Gary Sick, maybe not so much of an idiot after all, but a paid stooge.

narciso

He does seem to be one of those famed 'Iranian moderates' which makes one wonder why Hagel was begging so intently, he was disqualified in 2005, by the Guardian Council

clarice

Didn't find Kerry's hat on the Mekong, but at dinner I found out the hotel pastry chef is from my home town and a graduate (in history) of the Univ of Wisconsin,. I knew all her family's Chinese friends in Milwaukee, and the manager on hearing that, brought us,on the house, a special Singaporean dish for the New year.

narciso

How about that, Clarice, small world it is.

marlene

Good morning! The storm that was in the south is in the Gulf of Maine and we've had wicked winds,much stronger than the recent blizzard. No loss of power,thank goodness.
JiB...was it really 50 degrees in Florida?! We're heading south in a week,the weather better be warmer! : )

narciso

It does strike me, that at least in English, whatever he says in Farsi, he is smarter then Hagel;

http://www.amirahmadi.com/about_us/my_story.htm

narciso

In this light, Hagel comes off as the obsequious salesman played by Larry Miller in 'Pretty Woman'

Jim Eagle

Marlene,

Never got to 50F yesterday but it is starting out the same way this morning and is expected to advance into the 60's later in the day. Lots of intense sun, no clouds, chilling wind out of the NE always make for chilly, frost laden mornings.

Tempuratures will progress higher each day and we expect to get close to the 80's by the weekend. You should be fine when you arrive.

The Race Week Wackos are arriving in every imanginable conveyance known to mankind. Down at the Beverly Beach Camptown RV Park, there are a couple of young guys who took an old school bus and wrapped a structural frame around it and put a steel grating platform on top with access ladder to watch the race from the infield. Pretty snazzy design - look for it during the race. That RV Park is also now home to millions of dollars worth of land yachts.

Quite impressive.

Jane:  Mock the Media

Clarice,

WOuld you hurry up and get home, I can't wait to hear all about your trip.

maryrose

matt:
Two and a half years ago I was at the exact spot you are describing in Ireland. It is breathtakingly beautiful!
JIB: I agree about Galway. Lovely spot. I took A walking tour and historically it is rich in tradition and lovely to behold. My paternal grandmother is from Bruree near Limerick and my husband's family is from Achill Island. Hope to go again, with my husband because it is my favorite place to be.We went to the Dublin Horse Show. Great fun and as the Irish say a "good crack".

Neo

Politico: “By reversing himself, McCain effectively sacrificed his own credibility”
Oh PLEASE. Hagel is bar-none, the worst nominee for Sec Def in at least a quarter century. If he is so apparently bad in confirmation, who in their right mind would think he is going to be any better as Dec Def ? They might as well just nominate Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair,” who (?) would probably be more effective.
This round of Obama nominations has lowered the bar so low that any “empty suit” is now qualified for virtually any cabinet post.
The irony of ironies is having John Kerry, a known violator of the Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) during the VietNam war, as the point person for determining who may violate the Logan Act in the future.

marlene

JiB,the weather report for next week sounds great! The hype around the Daytona 500 will be intense because of Danica winning the pole position. I have a cousin who has been building engines for NASCAR teams for 15 years and one of my brothers worked for Dale,Sr.before the fateful crash.
So,the race fans must be arriving for the big event.

narciso

What kind of muddle is this;

http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/18/why-todays-republicans-are-more-likely-to-channel-ayn-rand-than-thomas-aquinas/

rse

I know this is not a group of NYT admirers for good reason but I scan its headlines to see what I am supposed to believe and value. Announced to day is a 10 year study to understand the nature of the brain and consciousness. Under Holdren's jurisdiction.

I would argue it is a 10 year study to see how the shutting down to Newmindedness and the desired use of supplied metaphors is going. Which is precisely what is going on.

marlene-any thoughts on your former gov king? He is very much a part of this and just full of quotes in docs that appear to be for action in US but not circulation among public. Thank goodness for our neighbors to the north who are willing to describe what they and we are up to.

Life does appear to be guided these days by scripts from science fiction plots.

If not comic books.

narciso

Yes, THX 1138 and Logan's Run, rse, recall how they described 'NewsPeak' as narrowing the breath of human thought.

Chubby

Woodward being slow of speech, I don't know, but no one could have eviscerated Karl Rove better: (I realize many people have already seen this, but for those who haven't it's worth it.)

side point: Rove is so in touch with the grassroots pulse that he calls Levin "Levine."

For Rove to think he can be a credible winner-picker after the Romney debacle would be pathetic if it weren't laughable.

LUN

Chubby

there are a lot of old videos of Ayn Rand on YouTube and the big question in my mind is why didn't she get her teeth fixed.

Chubby

this is for rse


College Essays Make Kids Stupid and Selfish

By Naomi Schaefer Riley Feb 17, 2013 6:30 PM ET

LUN

Chubby

AFAIK Ayn Rand was an athiest. Any system premised on athiesm is built on sand, imo.

narciso

Well she was a critic of statism, he otoh, is an avatar of it, in the LUN

sbwaters

Narciso, that muddle is at least waist deep.

Captain Hate

From Drudge: Baltimore spends almost $600k on a study to figure out how to save money.

sbwaters

My wife, bless her heart, phrased something yesterday I thought worth noting.

I had said that the purpose of government was to do only those things individuals could not do for themselves. Then I said government should develop individuals.

She said, no, government should provide the framework in which individuals can develop.

Important difference.

narciso

Well he was trying to make Douthat make sense, a quixotic exercise.

Old Lurker

Like many of us, SBW, you married above yourself...

narciso

If the clown nose fits;


http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/02/scarborough-says-conservative-ted-cruz-is-acting-like-a-carnival-barker-video/

rse

Thanks chubby. I remember when Red did Common App and the shock that they also only want like 500 words max and they mean it.

When I applied to college the app for the college I ended up going to, which is unfortunately now at the forefront of radicalizing, took me hours of writing. Included everything I had read in past 2 years. Later I had a prof who had read my app and said he told them anybody reading William Manchester's The Glory and the Dream as their idea of recreational reading would make a good student. When I took Red to look at school at hotel reception where they were not expecting alums, the counselor told the gathered students not to worry about the list of book read in the last year (half as much) because "they were counting anything between 2 covers." That is a student body being managed for desired abilities and dispositions.

I worry about parents and students borrowing for any of these schools now. It was interesting in that 1976 book I mentioned yesterday that open enrollment was once considered radical. Now it is the norm and it has done great harm to the nature of higher ed. Of course that was always the idea.

Back to a book from 1988 that was well-hidden but is enormously useful. Note to radical profs though-be careful who you mention in your acknowledgments. You can tell these books were never meant to be checked against online bios in the world of search engines.

Chubby

William Buckley on Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KmPLkiqnO8

Captain Hate

If the clown nose fits

How dare that mean Ted Cruz gives Meeka a frowny face and turns her headlights out. Have you no shame, sir?

narciso

Ah he's been busy, I wonder if he knew Mark Rudd;

http://cecp.air.org/about/resumes/david_osher.htm

narciso

He shows up here, as well, along with guess who;


http://acyi.org/conference/2010/keynote-bios.php

Jane:  Mock the Media

I missed all the Karl Rove hate. I like him still and he certainly isn't the traitor Tiger is.

TM, we need a new President's Day thread! Thanks!

Chubby

rse, I think the article was saying that the student essays should not be about what the student read, but what the authors of those book communicated.

Chubby

((How dare that mean Ted Cruz gives Meeka a frowny face and turns her headlights out. Have you no shame, sir?))

LOL

marlene

rse@10:29...Gov.(now Senator)King's claim to fame was his 1999 laptop initiative which provided a laptop for every seventh grader in the state of Maine. That gave him a springboard to become an expert on educational issues,or at least to talk about it. As tax payers,the only indication of the laptop program's success (that we know about) is that all students having access has "leveled the playing field."
Something else interesting is happening in education. Gov.Lepage wants more charter schools.Sunday's Portland Press Herald had an article about a proposed charter school in Bangor having ties to the Turkish imam Gulen.I know nothing about this except what was in the article,but I'm thinking it might not be a good thing?

narciso

How did you put it, in another context, all of them, are Shemp.

narciso

The Feth Gulen thing, is sort of a 'squirrel' call, marlene;

http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/18/alec-baldwin-gets-back-to-campaigning-for-mayor-of-new-york/

Captain Hate

Baldwin doesn't understand the definition of "irony" very well; probably not "alcoholism" either...

Captain Hate

Pinette is getting slattered for his usual stupidity: http://minx.cc/?post=337643

narciso

The flying squid have got him, and we don't want him back.

Captain Hate

narc, it's on to season 4 of Burn Notice.

Jim Eagle

CH,

That Frum twitter thread at aces LOL funny. They should enshrine the comments in The Moron HOF.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Here's a discussion of the wisdom of Frum's loaded chamber indicator (LCI).
Of little value, IMO. Anyone dumb enough to be swinging a gun about without having checked the chamber is unlikely to pay attention to an LCI.
I suppose they could do a study of Lugers and HKs and other guns which have them and determine if their accidental discharge rate is lower.

matt

all;

I began to read Virginia Postrels "The Future and its Enemies" this weekend, and frankly, I am fascinated.

She is outlining her theory of stasists and dynamists and it is fascinating because it is what I see in my job and the world I live in. Obama and the Left's zero sum game is one example, while Reagan's sunny optimism is another. So far, 30-50 pages in, I really like the way she thinks.

centralcal

Senator Mike Johanns (NE) has announced he is retiring. Are their any good candidates waiting in the wings?

centralcal

uck - there

pagar

Marlene,
"Imam Gülen came to the United States in 1999, after Turkish governmental authorities accused him of promoting an Islamic state there."

" They are funded by U.S. tax dollars, and are run by independent boards, often made up solely of Turkish expatriates."

IMO, they are using American taxpayer dollars to spread a religion. It appears they would be closed in short order if they taught Christianity.

Kat

Matt,
It is a great book. Interestingly it has a lot of praise for Newt. I was surprised how sound his thinking was, at least at the time. Made me into early Newt supporter in primaries and I still think he had a better chance than Mitt, for all his divorces. At least Newt had fire and willingness to take on the opponent.

Chubby

((Made me into early Newt supporter in primaries and I still think he had a better chance than Mitt...))

there are a few people on JOM who supported him and didn't fall for the Rovian "Romney is the only electable candidate bs" like I did, and the Palin's supported him. Every time I hear him now he makes so much sense, in being able to reduce what every lefty argument down the their fallacy levek. The only worrisome aspect is how he reacted to Romney's attacks -- how would he have reacted to attacks from the Obama campaign? Another big plus on his side is that he understands the games DC plays inside out.

Rob Crawford
Of little value, IMO. Anyone dumb enough to be swinging a gun about without having checked the chamber is unlikely to pay attention to an LCI.

I think every firearm I have has one, and I *still* cycle the action to make sure it's not loaded. I'll pick up a weapon that hasn't had a magazine in it in weeks, has been locked in a building that only I have access to, and I'll cycle the action. Because it's better to trust the habit than to trust the widget.

Neo

Appearing on a Chicago Sunday morning talk show, [Chicago Police] superintendent Garry McCarthy expressed his conviction that firearm owners who lobby their elected representatives or who donate money to political campaigns are engaged in corruption that endangers public safety. McCarthy went on to express his belief that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our Constitution.

After dismissing the citizen's right to redress grievances, McCarthy focused on the 2nd Amendment. Despite recent court decisions to the contrary, McCarthy opined that the 2nd Amendment limits citizens to owning smooth-bore muskets. McCarthy went on to say that he believes the 2nd Amendment supports mandatory liability insurance for firearm owners and the mandatory application of GPS tracking devices to civilian owned firearms.

So this is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's man. Ouch.

narciso

You remember that cadet in the 'Untouchables' who barely could remember the oath, that's him.

Captain Hate

Don't get carried away, Chubby; I voted for Noot in the primary while being fully aware of his very disqualifying traits. He's a very smart person but likes hearing the sound of his voice way too much. I'm not sure how many of his "problems" were disinformation sewn about by the MFM and Top Men.

rse

matt-

I agree it is a great book. She really is a talented writer and very perceptive.

marlene-thanks for your response. All these ex-govs making pushing digital learning and then making their living from it.

Charter schools are tricky. It's a good idea but most of the charters I read have a much different effect than the parents may intend. There is an assumption they are a port in storm and frequently the language contractually binds the school to be experimental. I find that they are being used now to snooker families and when they were originally envisioned in MN about 20 years ago that was idea. To bind families so they could not change mind later as the actual intentions became obvious.

chubby-I don't see how anyone gets much of a feel for a student from the Common App. Very superficial.

But I am having a disillusioned day. Sometimes I hate seeing what is going on and the 1988 book coupled with what I have been reading last several days is like having a microscope of evil intentions.

Wrecking many lives at great expense.

Jane:  Mock the Media

I gave up on Newt when he condemned capitalism.

Neo

BOSTON (AP) — William Watts Biggers, the co-creator of the cartoon "Underdog," the mild-mannered canine shoeshine boy who turned into a caped superhero to rescue his girlfriend, Sweet Polly Purebred, has died. He was 85.

Chubby

((I gave up on Newt when he condemned capitalism.))

I'd forgotten about that. That really was bad.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

If Newt was the electable alternative to Mitt then God help us all.
He excels at being a backbencher and sniping at authority.
He is incapable of governing or, just as bad, learning from his mistakes.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

McCarthy should be fired for those statements.
While I deny squaredance's equivalence of these creeps to the Soviets, there's is no doubt some of them would gladly serve in a Politburo were one available.

Captain Hate

This just in: I am an idiot for putting my iPhone in the washing machine. It's now in a bag of rice hopefully to become useable again.

Pops

What I don't understand is why the Top 1% don't just renounce their US citizenship, stop paying taxes and become illegal aliens? Then they would be protected by the "You are a racist" sword weilded at anyone who dares question them.

sbwaters

CH, I recommend Applecare Plus which allow you to wash your iPhone up to three times.

Were you backed up?

maryrose

CH;
My nephew the computer and phone expert swears by rice doing the trick.

maryrose

Pops:
Not to worry. There will be no more tax increases. The well has dried up. Top 1% earned or inherited their money. Just because Obama wants to "spread the wealth around" doesn't mean that will happen. People are leaving California, Illinois, Maryland and New York because of their taxes. The top 1% aren't as dumb as Obama. Even Hollywood is covering their behinds.

Rob Crawford
There will be no more tax increases. The well has dried up. Top 1% earned or inherited their money.

That's not the point of income taxes. Income taxes are to make sure no one ELSE makes it into the 1%. Or the 10%. Or the 50%.

Pops

Maryrose,
Your so sweet. Obama and the left are no where near done with the 1%'s. Soon we will be talking about a walth tax, not just an income tax. Obama nd the left have made it clear they will demonize and tax the 1% out of existence. The Republican response is, Yeah, we want to kill them too, just a lot slower.

People still haven't woken up to the fact that we, the traditional believers in Constitutional freedom, are at war with the facist left and the Republicans aren't in the fight, they are willing accomplices to the death of the countries free economy.

I said long ago, when the Republicans signed onto the multi-trillion dollars deby ceiling increase that they had no intention of defending the country.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--This just in: I am an idiot for putting my iPhone in the washing machine.--

Next time take it to the dry cleaners.

AliceH

--tax the 1% out of existence--

I'm no math genius, but that's literally not possible.

derwill

Contrary to the propaganda being fed to the masses, the top 1% are mostly Democrats anyway--Soros, Kerry, and Buffet being just three examples. The 1% are being well taken care of by Obama and Mad Ben, so don't worry about them. It's the poor and the middle class, along with small business owners, who have had both their income levels and their purchasing power go down during Zero's first term, and it will only get worse for them when the Obama Depression fully kicks in.

Captain Hate

Were you backed up?

No I didn't have much of use on there.

centralcal

Sometimes eyes cannot roll far enough back in my head....

President Obama will be awarded the Israeli Presidential Medal of Distinction during his visit to Israel next month, according to a report in the Times of Israel.

Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to receive the honor, which was announced by Israeli President Shimon Peres’s office on Monday.

“Barack Obama is a true friend of the State of Israel, and has been since the beginning of his public life,” said Peres in a statement announcing the decision.

Pops

You see it everyday in the littliest of things. Mayor Bloomberg now wants to outlaw styrofoam, not because its a public health problem, not because its dangerous or hazardous, but simply because he doesn't like it.

I was watching the Fox show Red Eye discuss it and while they politely disagreed with him, they pretty much conceded that they didn't like styrofoam much either and would much mind if a some politician banned it.

HELLO? Where is anyone standing up for HUMAN FREEDOM? Why didn't anyone say, Hell No, you can't ban it just because you dont like it, this isn't a dictatorship, we are free people. Screw you Mr. Bloomberg, our EMPLOYEE, we didn't hire you to run our lives, we hired you to make the trains run on time and jail the criminals, etc.

Someone should have had the guts to say, I hate styrofoam, but I hate more any politican who tries to run our lives and has no right to limit our personal freedoms.

Porchlight

I'm no math genius, but that's literally not possible.

There will always be *a* 1%, but with punitive taxation they will become progressively less wealthy and progressively more inclined to find ways to shelter their assets.

Or they'll just leave the country.

Porchlight

“Barack Obama is a true friend of the State of Israel, and has been since the beginning of his public life,” said Peres in a statement announcing the decision.

Disgusting.

Pops

I don't understand why the sheep in New York don't rebel and give these nanny state politicians a taste of their own medicine.

How about only low sodium meals can be sold in any state run cafeteria or food establishment, like the Capitol and the Mayors House, Governors mansion, etc.

And no state money can be used to purchse, prepare, serve or consurme on state property any meal over 1200 calories.

No state building may have any soda machines, snack machines or cups over 16 ounces.

Or how about illegal aliens can trespass and stay/live on any state property or facilty and cannot be forced to vacate in the same manner we won't enforce our immigration policies. If 10 ilegal alien families wants to move into Gracie mansion, let em.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to receive the honor, which was announced by Israeli President Shimon Peres’s office on Monday.

The only thing I can imagine is they know he is a spoiled child and are treating him like one.

centralcal

Porch - the article is at The Hill (sorry, no link) and it is even more nauseating than the limited snip I posted.

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