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September 17, 2013

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NK(tryin' again)

Both-- definitely.

jimmyk

Sharyl Attkisson is tweeting that Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy (not that other Patrick Kennedy) gave another "What difference does it make?" in response to questioning about what groups were behind the Benghazi attacks.

Lots of other (unintentionally?) revealing stuff in his testimony.

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NK,

What kind of help can BOzo expect from his GovMo, GovBank, GovEl and GovIns buddies at the Fascist Roundtable? They're all wearing Fed issued suicide vests but can BOzo really depend on them to hit the trigger on order?

What can they do to distract Julia from what her lying eyes are seeing all around her?

NK(tryin' again)

RickB-- heh; you know Syria may very well be Obummer's combo Katrina-Insurgency. By getting so publicly rolled and humiliated by Putin/Assad, while simultaneously being a 'warmonger' Obummer may have alienated alot of his white pacifist base, and at the same time emboldened his House Repub opponents to 'call his bluff'. They will by defunding and voting to replace ObummerCare and he'll lash out and cause a shutdown. All good I think.

Ranger

And news from one of the other war fronts:

Nigeria's Boko Haram unrest: Scores killed in Borno state

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24145051

Nigeria's army and Boko Haram militants have engaged in a fierce gun battle in the north-eastern Borno state, reportedly leaving scores dead on either side.

The army says it killed 150 militants, while 16 soldiers died and nine more are missing.

However, local media report that around 100 soldiers may have died.

It's not a sprint, it's a marathon, unfortunately.

Porchlight

Dems didn't know?- short answer-- they didn't care. For them it was a power grab-- more control over 17% of GDP and getting more reliable voters by getting them into MediCaid.

Agree. Also, they knew that any actions employers took to minimize the Obamacare burden could be used to demagogue and demonize those employers for the benefit of lo-fos. Any chance to do that is always eagerly jumped upon by this administration.

matt

one of those parks is a dog park, so I can understand why and disagree. maybe someone slipped on dog poop.

I don't know the other one.

Cecil Turner

Thank you sir for the response.

You're very welcome.

centralcal

matt: It seems to be a liability insurance issue:

City law prohibits the staple of Southern California beach life from being worn at the city’s new dog park. The regulation is based on recommendations from a state insurance agency that protects the city from legal liabilities, but members of the five-person Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Commission call it ridiculous and want it overturned. [snip]

No one enforces the ban, but one city official claims it’s saved the city from at least one potentially costly lawsuit involving a woman who filed a claim after a piece of playground surfacing at Los Rios Park punctured one of her flip-flops. The city attorney’s office refused to pay the woman anything, citing the flip-flop ban.


James D.

OT, if anyone wants to check it out, I've started work on the next audiobook (for book 33 of my series). I've got a ten minute sample up at my website:

http://writingdreams.net/?p=800

There are audio samples from all three books now (only the first book is currently for sale on audio, and #2 should be available in 2-3 weeks)

4JIB2

typepad test.

James D.

Also OT, I have an iPad question.

I've got an original recipe Mark 1 iPad (no camera, etc). Can that be upgraded to ios 7?

If it can, SHOULD it be? Is it worth whatever trouble it will be to do the upgrade? Any problems/bugs I should be looking out for?

Thanks!

4JIB2

JamesD,

Got to Software Upgrade in settings and see if it tells you to upgrade to IOS7. I doubt it will but that is the quickest way to find out.

4JIB2

typepad test with link

4JIB2

That link I posted at 1:28 will take you to a comprehensive Q&A on the security clearance process, especially for DoD contractors.

DrJ

JamesD,

The earliest iPad supported for the iOS 7 upgrade is the iPad 2. So you cannot upgrade your iPad (original).

Captain Hate on the iPhone

That AP rewrite of the second amendment makes me want to tear down one of those extended day care and indoctrination centers. To deliberately obfuscate and misstate a core right of citizens, particularly to the AP smarty pants, may as well be considered treason. This needs to be pointed out to everybody and eradicated.

James D.

Thanks, drJ and JiB!

Guess it's time to hint around on the Christmas list that i need a new iPad. The battery's starting to go anyway. Yeah, that's the ticket...

4JIB2

JamesD,

Wait for the iPad5. Its coming out next month according to my Mac Rumor site.

rse

CH-most of what is really going on in education is morally treasonous and designed to pitch out everything that has ever worked.

It's also legal larceny to friends and families and everyone keeps switching jobs in central admin as an excuse to give pay raises with each change. Board has been told it is not their affair.

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Porchlight,

Demagoguery on lofos is going to be much more than just offset by the negative effect of BOzocare on the feelers who will be looking with shock and dismay at the price quotes coming out in two weeks. I've run numbers based upon a 40 yo couple with two kids and it looks like a 100% increase which will particularly affect certain Blue Hell or swing states. Virginia, Colorado and particularly Oregon and Washington. Multnomah and King counties (Portland and Seattle) are going to be hit very hard, as are Denver metro and NoVa.

I haven't looked at the Bluest Hells but I doubt the shock will be substantially less.

Porchlight

It's just too depressing to have kids in public school right now. I wish I could homeschool but then we'd have no income. ;)

Porchlight

Oh, I hope you're right, Rick. My fear is that relatively few will actually go out and purchase right away. First of all you have to know about the Oct. 1 deadline and that leaves out most of the lofos. Those non-lofos who have been living w/o insurance for a long time - but who do not qualify for the subsidy - will just pay the penalty. What incentive do they have to do otherwise?

The ones who may have incentive are those who are currently insured but whose employers are dumping them on the exchanges. I don't have a feel for those numbers yet - are we talking hundreds of thousands, maybe a million?

NK(tryin' again)

RickB-- Bluest of Blue Hells-- the impact may be LESS there. I know in NYS the NY insurance mandates were HIGHER than ObummerCare, so ObummerCare in that state anyway is LESS worse, so there may be no real impact on rates in NYS.

4JIB2

A retired Naval aviator (USNA grad) sent this to me.

"Out of the thousands of years of suffering and oppression that comprise human history, a light burns brightly for a couple of hundred years. The American Experiment: A revolutionary idea that the common man can be free, master of his government, so long as he himself is ruled by God. For a short time this brilliant young country dazzles all the world and all of history, not just with its power, productivity and progress, but with its goodness.

And then, out of the same rage and rebellion institutionalized in communism, Nazism and all the other "isms" that have paved the world's roads with corpses throughout the last century, haters of truth scheme to extinguish this shining light. Each passing year brings new and more bizarre delusions held up as truth.
How much stranger still that we've bought it.

..........from 'The Marketing of Evil" by David Kupelian

Never heard of the book before but it seems like one worth owning and reading.

Janet

It is a very good book. I've posted info on it here before.

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Porchlight,

I can't guess at the numbers involved in the Great Exchange Dump. I don't believe small businesses to be fully informed as to the cost impact as yet and if I owned a small business I would still be smiling at the employees right up until I gave them the sorrowful news about this year's lack of a bonus and next year's absence of company medical.

NK,

Don't forget the impact of BOzocare on the Immortals, even in the Bluest Hells. BOzocare is going to be the first touch of the lash for most 25-30 yos and I don't expect them to keep quiet about it.

NK(tryin' again)

Blue hells-- yes the indiv mandate will bite the 26-32 yos ther too, correct.

henry

if I owned a small business I would still be smiling at the employees right up until I gave them the sorrowful news about this year's lack of a bonus and next year's absence of company medical.

bulleye. The cost impacts are better known than you estimate.

NK(tryin' again)

Oh-- and BenB tells us the economy is so bad, that the Fed will keep on pumpin' $85B/Month-- no reduction of QE sugar. Dow gets sugat shock high.

NK(tryin' again)

No Taper of QE sugar?... is that Tom M at the local range Rover dealer?

Thomas Collins
"recipe Mark 1 iPad"

I think of mine as the iPad Classic edition, James D.

Janet

House Cmte. Reexamines State Dept. Accountability in Benghazi

http://www.c-span.org/Events/House-Cmte-Reexamines-State-Dept-Accountability-in-Benghazi/10737441503-1/

No one has been fired...no one has even missed a paycheck...

Ignatz


Howard Schultz of Starbucks
is distressed that gunowners use Starbucks to make political statements and that anti gun people do as well and yet he only requests gunowners to change their behavior and implies it's only a request because an outright ban might lead to crazy gunowners shooting his employees.
Jerk.


Porchlight

That sounds about right, Rick.

It will be interesting watching the MSM try to thread the needle between proclaiming the "good news" about Obamacare finally kicking in and at the same time trying not to tell people that Obamacare is finally kicking in.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

James,

Let me know which one you decide on. I've got an IPad 1 too. I'm not sure the latest update is always the best. My neighbor who works for apple said it the next one is coming in Dec.

JIB

Jane,

CW among the Apple community is 5 comes out in October.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Welcome to my world on Obamacare.

I heard on the radio this week that if you have an income below $50k all your kids in MA can have free healthcare until they are 19.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Porch,

If possible seek out a private school which you know won't push subversive garbage and bite the bullet; it will be money well spent.

DebinNC

I hope it keeps being called Obamacare. Can't imagine "The Affordable Care Act" ever catching on or the deluded dumbos who thought that title was a winner. I was sad to see "Kill Granny" go, but having BOzo's name tied to this turkey is much better.

DebinNC

Porch, The Division of Charter School Administration is headquartered right there in Austin. If private and homeschool are out, next stop charter imo.

peter

I heard CBS radio refer to Obamacare as "the Health reform act" a few weeks ago. I chuckled at that one.

maryrose

All the economists on CNBC were shocked that Ben B declined to start the tapering of bond buying by even 10 million. One guy called it a wussy move. I agree.This prop-up of the economy and Obama by extension spells arecipe for ruin.
I see Ed Rogers has an article wrt Obama's opposite co-relation to the Midas touch. I've always said, everything he touches turns to dust.
I caught 10 minutes of the Foreign relations committee hearing with Kennedy. Color my unimpressed. FBI declared an intelligence agency? puh-leese. They never arrived in Benghazi until 3 weeks later.They could'nt get permission. We are not safe Unfortunately, not even on a Naval Base.
Obama's baseless,tasteless comments yesterday only prove what a true cretin he will always be. A leopard doesn't change its spots. Didn't his mother ever teach him about tact,and appropriate behavior ? oh, she wasn't around to....

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

James: Re: release date for the next IPAD. My neighbor thought it would be released with the phone. It wasn't. I heard somewhere else that it would be December, so JIB could certainly be right about next week.

rse

Many of the big name, expensive private schools are moving faster on the Whole Child, everything is about the envmt, digital learning and global agenda push than the publics.

The idea is for there to be no port in the storm. Language in charters about closing the achmt gap comes back to bite as pushing an SEL focus.

I just need to get the story out there. The full story is so unacceptable and so political that that is where the future leverage will come from. I would never have gotten it all though if it had not been book then blog and then back to book after letting it sit about 15 months.

Plus porch, knowing what is being targeted with your background means you can nullify to a large extent at home. It's the unaware that will really be stunned by effects.

Porchlight

Thanks, all. So far the main problem is that I can't find a private school that seems suitable. And most (all?) of the charter schools in town are prog lairs. But my daughter starts middle school next year, so now's definitely the time to jump.

Sue

I'm watching an interview with Bush about 9/11. It really drives home how much I hate Obama.

Clarice

For what its worth, I'm passing this on to you:http://illinoispaytoplay.com/2013/09/18/former-u-s-attorney-patrick-fitzgerald-guilty-of-obstruction-of-justice-and-lying-to-the-court/

polly

rse, I was in Atlanta last weekend where three of my grandsons are at Lovett. They have introduced something there called ET--Extended Time. A student can qualify for it if diagnosed with ADD--$2,000 visit to a psychologist. By qualifying for ET, a student is allowed to get much more time to finish tests. My daughters are not happy with this as their children do not qualify and yet will receive lower grades than the ET students. Is this something in all Atlanta schools--public and private? Or do you know.

rse

Porch-if you will make sure each of your children can read phonetically (they can read a word never seen in print before), you will have provided them with a great, lasting skill.

You know it is ultimately an Axemaker Mind being targeted and you retain the ability to make sure each of your kids has one and it survives intact.

Because you live though where the New Media Consortium is based the digital learning push will be especially aggressive. Just make sure they regularly do without all that visually compelling stimulation at home. It is the gaming I am most concerned with but you at least know that is a push. Most parents have no idea.

Perhaps you can get your parents to travel with each of them somewhere they have to learn history and regularly engage adults in conversations. All of these are like vaccines for what is being aimed at.

Clarice

Porch, you can supplement a lot with Kumon and Khan Academy if you need to.
Conversation today wth the (8 y.o.) wolverine:

Wolverine reports how much she loves the captain Underpants books (which her parents hate). It's all fu of poopypants type talk. She tells me some of the joke parts she really likes.
Me:I can see why you're drawn to that sort of literature."
Wolverine:"Well, I wouldn't exactly call it literature."

Porchlight

polly, I think that is something our public schools offer here in Austin as well.

I have heard that getting an ADD diagnosis by hook or by crook, and getting the extra time on exams, whether needed or not, is something the students covet at UT, especially in the hard sciences. That extra time can make all the difference to keep a struggling student afloat or help a middling student gain a bit of advantage over the pack.

I've even heard otherwise honest parents talk about exaggerating their kids' health issues in order to get the extra time.

The supposedly-ADD students also pass around their Ritalin for studying - it is like speed.

I have a sad feeling, which I've expressed to no one on campus, that eventually even academic honesty won't be upheld anymore. It's the last virtue left that the progs don't slag. After all, "everybody does it," so you might as well let them, right? Heck, why not teach them how? It's not that important anyway since we can always look up answers on the internet in "real life."

rse

polly-Lovett has adopted the Reggio-Emilia socio-cultural approach to education. At least in their preschool and elem programs and will likely take that all the way through as those kids age. Half parents were supposedly horrified and others assumed it must be OK if privates were doing.

Extended Time is pretty common at all the privates I am familiar with. It's just a matter of the percentage.

Porchlight

Clarice, Wolverine is a marvel. If my daughters were anywhere near that bright I wouldn't worry about them in public school.

NK(tryin' again)

Porch-- is there a Jesuit co-ed HS close emough? (i know there's a big one in dallas); the jesuits have issues, but they can teach, legitimate classical ciriculum.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

Per what rse said, I'd be very surprised if Hathaway Brown hasn't caved to some extent to the subversion apparatchiks. They were targeted a while back when the teachers' unions, smarting from the low marks of the unfortunates under them, whined that HB girls didn't have to take proficiency tests. So HB said bring it on. 100% passage rate.

As much glee as I took in that not unexpected result, that painted a large bullseye on them.

Porchlight

I'm afraid not, NK - the closest is in Houston. Jesuits don't seem to have much presence in Texas given the large Catholic population. I grew up just a couple of blocks from Fairfield Prep, btw - we sure took education for granted in CT.

4JIB2

Porch,

What part of Austin do live in?

Clarice,

While we were up in Southampton a guy had set up a mini-flea market kind of sale on an empty lot just down the street from us. He was selling over 45 boxes of books, prints, lithographs, sporting memorabilia etc. Mrs. JiB went nuts since the sports covered were in my sphere of collections, mostly Court Tennis or Royal (Real) Tennis, the most archaic form of racquet sport known to man. He was selling the stuff for the widow of a famous NY publisher (not Punch) who was also a great Court Tennis player.

One of the books was a 2 volume paperback set of Robert Graves' "Greek Mythology" with index cards of notes the gentleman had taken.Frederick is a greek, roman and Egyptian mythology fanatic and wanted the books. Anyone familiar with Graves' opus knows these are high scholarship and very detailed. The guy gave them to Frederick since he said any kid who wants this kind of mental exercise can have them.

He is about 1/2 way done with volume 1 and showed his Language Arts/Reading teacher what he was reading and she almost fainted:) If your kid has a certain genre, just let them go all the way with it and they'll find their next challenge all by themselves. I am still shaking my head watching him at night reading Graves:)

Porchlight

South Austin, JiB - Zilker neighborhood. Used to be considered quite far south by my north-of-campus friends, but now it's considered practically downtown.

polly

Porch--the children my daughters know at Lovett who are getting the ET are barely, barely ADD--if at all, and that is the reason my daughters are upset. Of course, the boys are saying--Mom, Mom, Please get me ET!!

centralcal

Tonight, Brett Baier Special Report will be two hours long. Kucinich arranged an interview in Syria with Assad, FNC agreed but insisted that Greg Palkot do the actual interview, since Kucinich is not a journalist. Could be more interesting than the Charlie Rose interview, since I think Palkot might ask more pointed questions.

Porchlight

How frustrating, polly! Have any parents complained, do you know?

4JIB2

Porch,

Ever considered a Catholic school? It doesn't have to be Jesuit and they have been vetting all the PC crap out of common core and the texts are pretty much historically accurate. I am President of our Catholic school board and follow this pretty thoroughly.

Plus Austin is a diocese and that means the Bishop and his school administration are close by to make sure the schools stay true to curriculum and process.

polly

Well, yes, Porch, one daughter is going to complain--she just needs to find out to whom to go.

Clarice

You're generous, porch. Your daughters are adorable and I am sure quite smart.

I have also found form time to time in trying to play games with the Wolverine that there are great teaching lessons available free online with which to supplement whatever they are getting (or not) in school.

JiB. Exactly, though on this end were fear a raft of Mommy Dearest, Daddy Dearest, Grandma Dearest type exposes so we're on our best behavior.

narciso

lol, clarice how goes the restaurant review blog.

centralcal

My children went to Catholic school through 8th grade - small town, so no Catholic High School.

Two of my granddaughters who live close by, go to Catholic school (Jr High and High School) - I can agree with JiB that they are pretty solid educationally (with only a little crap creep - this being California after all).

Porchlight

Yes, I definitely have, JiB - the flagship diocese school is sadly not in good academic or fiscal shape, from what my Catholic/teacher/homeschooling friends say, and that is the one at their own church so they are being honest. Apparently it basically follows the liberalized public school curriculum with a religion class added. Not surprisingly, the enrollment is steadily declining.

That's not the only Catholic school option, of course. There is one on campus that I'm going to take a look at, as well. Also a part-time co-op, but they only take Catholic students/families.

Thank you, Clarice, and thanks too for the reminder about Khan and online learning in general. There is so much out there.

Captain Hate on the iPhone

I'm gonna try to call Levin's show tonight to let him know about how the second amendment is being slattered for AP students. I don't want to go on the air about it (although I've been on sports talk many times); rather just let his screener know about it. I've already called the number and maybe they leave it off the hook during off hours.

Porchlight

polly, keep us posted. I bet hers won't be the only complaint!

Old Lurker test

Porch, my nephews (13 & 18 or so) were raised by my lawyer brother and his doctor wife (both busy) in a small town in the south. They supplemented their very iffy public school experience with a pretty aggressive use of on line courses designed for middle and high schoolers and offered by colleges like Duke, Stanford and by now lots of others. The parents handled the conservative & religious input and training as required, and forced the reading and life experiences to round it out.

The older boy is now a sophomore at Claremont on some sort of joint Claremont-Columbia program, is doing just fine and had other good options. The younger kid is on the same path.

In their case money was not the limiting constraint, just plain lack of options. They seem to be happy with the work-around they assembled.

Porchlight

That's great, OL. I really admire the parents who are able to do so much for their kids in that way. My older daughter is struggling a bit and of course that doesn't make it any easier. With three kids under 10 in a small house there's only about 45 quiet minutes available each evening to teach (or re-teach) difficult concepts!

narciso

Well I did have a Jesuit education, in a no frills high school, I attended, CR knows which one, but even back in the 80s, there was some slippage, the usual predominance of
dependency theory in Latin American history text, and they were traching the 'fundamental option' a variation on values free theology for a time,

Taranto cites this passage in the IG report,
reprinted from the Washington Post;

The IG report specifically found that 52 felons had received unauthorized access to military facilities for 62 to 1,035 days. It said this had placed "military personnel, dependents, civilians, and installations at an increased security risk."

Janet

I'm watching an interview with Bush about 9/11. It really drives home how much I hate Obama.

I hear ya, Sue.

Clarice

narciso, that blog may be on hold though she did begin the mystery books she said she wanted to write.

captain hate, go to Taranto there's more than the 2d AM fiasco in the AP program ..

narciso

Yes, Frum's legendary facepalm, the other day, which isn't complete with a reference to a Joyce Foundation financed study by
David Hemenway, is also mentioned, although
Taranto was much more tactful then I would be about it,

Sue

NatGeo is airing 9/11tapes. It should be required viewing once a year for all Americans so we never forget the horror of that day.

Sue

It's raw footage right now. So much of what they were hearing was wrong. But the anxiety in their voiced is real.

Clarice

One more wolverine story and I'm finished with them for the day--promise. Two weeks ago I found a rather snazzy outfit and said that while it wasn't quite as conservative as a lot of the clothes her mom got her, and her mom might not like it so much, sometimes a girl just needed an outfit like this. "Grandma, she said, I have just one question." "What,"I responded" "Is it age appropriate?"she asked.

Atrollpasintru

LOL - Their support does not mean that you are right, Danube. It means that they're as shallow, as stupid, as slimy, as evil, as neurotic, and as creepy as you are. What would you have if you didn't have your delusions? You're such a loser.

Cecil Turner

It means that they're as shallow, as stupid, as slimy, as evil, as neurotic, and as creepy as you are.

Well, I'm certainly glad I don't go in for gunstock checkering. Had no idea it was such sinful behavior. And here I thought I was just being lazy . . .

You're such a loser.

Obviously true. You can tell by where he's living. And rent-free, apparently.

Dianne

^Site's registered nosy, old, gossipy busybody?

Porchlight

Anne is haunting the ends of old threads again. Sure sign of crayzee.

Dianne

Cecil @ 7:13 AM, where did you read where
DoT lives, and that he lives there for free?
Or did you just make that up like you do with
all of the other bullshit that you post here?

ATrollpasinthru

It's a carbine, not a rifle, troll. Posted by:
Matt | September 17, 2013 at 09:36 P.M.

Carbines were originally conceived as short saddle rifles, subsequent variations of which
were for vehicles, including, but not limited to crackers' pick-up trucks. Military use primarily.

But then, you already knew that, didn't you?

You were being petty and ornery to ingratiate yourself with that slimy low-live, DoT. In your solidarity with him, you're as slimy as he is.

Ignatz

--Cecil @ 7:13 AM, where did you read where
DoT lives, and that he lives there for free?--

Obviously the premises were vacant when DoT moved in, because Cecil is referring to your head, idiot.

ATrollpasinthru

Porchlight @ 1:35 PM - What were you doing here? Haunting the ends of old threads, like a creepy pervert loitering in a public bathroom?

You sick freaks never see yourselves as normal, well adjusted others see you, only as your own kind, aka, other sick freaks see you. That's why you sick freaks, collectively, have a desperate, creepy need to have solidarity with each other.

BTW, I scoured the pages, and I didn't see ANY posts by Anne ..., and I'm the one who is crazy?

ATrollpasinthru

@ 4:15: Trying to save face, eh?
You're such a liar. And a retard.
Go fuck your make-believe wife.

Cecil Turner

Looks like there's still plenty of room available.

Porchlight

Porchlight @ 1:35 PM - What were you doing here?

Making fun of you, crazy lady.

Holly

You have been weighed, and you have been measured, and you have been found to have been wanting. Only a few probes got you to expose yourself as a lightweight. Run along, junior.

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