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September 21, 2013

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MarkO

First.

sbwaters

No, I was. ;-)

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BOzo keeps trying to kill coal but the Aussies have written the SkyDragon's Obituary.

Apparently, the name change to Nessie just wasn't enough down under.

peter

20 dead in Nairobi due to Muslim violence.

4JIB2

22 dead now, Peter.

Daily Mail is on the scene (natch)

pagar101

Meanwhile in Washington D.C.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/09/dc-capitol-swat-team-that-was-ordered-not-to-neutralize-navy-yard-shooter-still-not-debriefed-and-pd-removes-leader-without-explanation/#disqus_thread

What is going on?

Frau Flitterwochen

"Billionaire investor George Soros, 83, will marry 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton today, followed by a huge party at his Caramoor Estate in Bedford, with 500 guests." (including Bela Pelosi)

My husband hopes their honeymoon will be in France.

MarkO

Frau, it's not about his money, is it?

She really loves him, right?

MarkO

As a boy with a horse, this piece, stolen from Insty, made me nostalgic for real freedom:

THE PLAY DEFICIT: Children today are cosseted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never truly grow up. “In his book Children at Play: An American History (2007), Howard Chudacoff refers to the first half of the 20th century as the ‘golden age’ of children’s free play. By about 1900, the need for child labour had declined, so children had a good deal of free time. But then, beginning around 1960 or a little before, adults began chipping away at that freedom by increasing the time that children had to spend at schoolwork and, even more significantly, by reducing children’s freedom to play on their own, even when they were out of school and not doing homework. Adult-directed sports for children began to replace ‘pickup’ games; adult-directed classes out of school began to replace hobbies; and parents’ fears led them, ever more, to forbid children from going out to play with other kids, away from home, unsupervised. There are lots of reasons for these changes but the effect, over the decades, has been a continuous and ultimately dramatic decline in children’s opportunities to play and explore in their own chosen ways. Over the same decades that children’s play has been declining, childhood mental disorders have been increasing.”

http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/children-today-are-suffering-a-severe-deficit-of-play/

Danube of Thought

The blissful couple:

Danube of Thought

George and his former Brazilian hottie lover:

Frau Flitterwochen

MarkO, of course she loves Uncle Soros and it isn't because of his legs which end in cloven hooves. DoT, do you have it on good authority that the Brazilian hottie is actually *former*?

Ugh! His ugliness worked itself to the surface.

4JIB2

Soros and Bolton, a health care consultant, will exchange vows in a small ceremony on Saturday morning at the Bedford, New York estate,

Another one in the industry who sees its time to change income streams:)

Frau Flitterwochen

Did Megan check out last night's JOM? Via Insty - It seems cathyf and Megan McArdle can sing in close harmony:

Five years ago, when the national health-care debate began in earnest, I worried that national health care would slow innovation. The U.S. is not an efficient user of health care, I argued, but our lavish reimbursements fund innovation. Much of that innovation is bad, which is true of basically any technological frontier; it takes a lot of users, and a lot of iterations, to figure out what works and what doesn’t. But some of it is good — life enhancing, or even extending. If the U.S. shut down that engine, some people might be helped now, but a lot of people in the future might suffer or die from things we could have cured, if we hadn’t shut down the innovation machine.

Insty's recentWashington Examiner article ends:

It's ironic that the same Democrats who were pushing the medical prospects for stem-cell research during the last election are now pushing a program that will make such progress far less likely.

caro

She has a vacant look about her.

No amount of money could overcome the eeeyoooo factor.

Janet

BOzo keeps trying to kill coal but the Aussies have written the SkyDragon's Obituary.

I look forward to the time when AGW believer can be said in disgust & derision like the left uses the word "denier" now.

Frau Flitterwochen

caro, I imagine his *entire* body looks like his face. You'd be better off with a chupacabra or any other cryptid.

narciso

It does seem like journalism is about avoiding the facts nowadays.


http://www3.blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/filibuster-the-house-cr-some-conservatives-say-yes/

caro

lol, Frau, I could imagine as much.

rse

Crossposting for OL--

OL-

The intention is to remove the current large degree of specialization that makes US healthcare the best in the world. It may be nonsensical but the assumption is that the knowledge can reside in computer databases with symptoms input.

I am half way through my "in the room" listening sessions on what even the participants regard as the past the tipping point shift of interventionism. The really interesting aspect is where I found the 1975 speech that clarified precisely what I have been worried about in precise language. The speech was originally delivered in a conference in Hartford but I found it on a server in Denmark.

We are adopting precisely what some in the Nordics recognize has cost them dearly. While I move books today I am mulling over how to put this all into acceptable English.

Clear and coordinated effort going on to get a so-called elite like profs and lawyers to advocate for full-blown fascism without their recognizing that is what they are doing. Hence the continued references to being among the elite to be invited to places like Dalian, China.

New thought: I really do run into Soros funding quite a bit now without looking. He is very caught up in pushing fascism as the new economics.

maryrose

I didn't realize how old Soros is. I know he won't be able to try to influence our noble Republic for too much longer.
DeLay says the dems tried to get rid of him. I hope he runs for Congress against some doofus dem and defeats him.Then he could tell Pelosi to pound sand.

maryrose

Bammy's crusade against coal is making Manchin nervous. Hopefully voters in West Virginia will remember Bammy's total disregard for their livelihood.

maryrose

Shelley Capito's chances for the Senate seat are enhanced by Bammy's blatant power grab wrt emissions.

Annoying Old Guy

I understand the view on Soros' new bride, but remember who married Kucinich and that certainly wasn't for the money.

Old Lurker test

Thanks RSE, you depress me as much as Cathy does.

And Janet, do I get to return home so I can help pay for Arlington's street cars? It is fitting that our RE Tax bills are due in a week or two, huh?

Clarice

Manchin and the UMWA deserve to be kicked out of West Virginia for repeatedly endorsing Obama and pretending his promise to end coal mining wasn't real.

narciso

Well one can go with this misdwiping fishwrap here;

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/20/202802/epas-rule-on-greenhouse-gases.html#.Uj3MuT_DLFw

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Clarice,

Barring the EPA from calling air a greenhouse gas would be another kicker to put on BOzocare funding.

Old Lurker test

I would place the period after "EPA" Rick.

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OL,

I'd prefer a "nuke from orbit" option but that really has to wait until the OPM Famine deepens considerably. We may be able to talk about it at this time next year.

rich@gmu

hello everyone.

Great work Janet in trying to stop that railcar goof ball idea.

Old Lurker test

"Nuke from Orbit" works for me too.

Janet

OL,
I'm trying to stop it.

1 million dollar bus stop.
1.5 million dollar dog park.
300 to 400 million dollars for 4.somethin' miles of track.

You'll appreciate this story - "Community Benefit’ from Rosslyn Development Sits Underused"

http://www.arlnow.com/2013/09/20/county-mandated-art-gallery-sits-underused/

pagar101

Feel safer?

http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2013/09/hillsboro_screener_eid_passpor.html#incart_m-rpt-1

"A Hillsboro-based security clearance company allowed 52 convicted felons access to military bases, according to an audit released in the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting that left 13 people dead this week."

Wonder how many would wander in if we just left the gate open?

" The audit focused on just 10 installations."

Ranger

And this is why the IRS was so eager to sideline the TEA Party:

Chart of the Day: Median income in DC vs the rest of us

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/09/21/chart-of-the-day-median-income-in-dc-vs-the-rest-of-us/

Roughly since the Dems took control of congress in January 2007, the accelerator on the gravy train has been pushed to the firewall.

narciso

Guess who's on the board of Eid, Tom Ridge,
the abetter of Gosnell, and some democratic rep, Kurt Schrader,

rse

Janet-when I listen at these things I regularly hear how the feds are picking up 80% of the costs like that is free money. The federal agencies are using deficit spending to reshape the nature of society and our political structure. Trying to use the power pf the purse to make the transformation a fait accompli.

Remember OL I have managed somehow to get in a lot of these rooms. Enough to have indisputable proof. Now we just have to learn to make our case on where this si all going. Quickly actually.

I have now physically alphabetized and separated on 2 different bookcases the books I read for book from the blog. It sounds ridiculous but I had the blog books all over the house. The diva's piano teacher teased me that the files were finally moving around.

Now to get rid of the spider webs and dust bunnies where the piles were.

rse

Ranger-

going back into the 70s there has always been a real concern someone or a group would nail the costs of intervensionism message before it was firmly in place.

So in 2010 the iRS intervened to make sure there was a 2nd term to allow consolidation.

4JIB2

rse,

I take you have seen this story and video?

Dad questions efficacy of Common Core at Ed meeting and is arrested!

Welcome to Fascism in America, phase one starts NOW!

Beasts of England

Gee whiz! Tied up in Athens, Georia!

Beasts of England

*Georgia*

Holly

A few liver spots on Soros and you'd have DoT.

J. Fred Muggs

Hi, Ann. You're my favorite lady simian.

Holly

Loser

4JIB2

Beasts,

One of the 10 greatest college team names - The Mean Green!

narciso

It's got a former Airforce General, Eberhart and a Coast Guard commodore on it's board;

Eid added a support office in Minot, North Dakota, in 2011.[17] The company announced they would relocate the corporate headquarters from near Washington Square in Tigard to Hillsboro.[18] Eid’s new 72,000-square-foot (6,700 m2) headquarters are along the Sunset Highway in a three-story brick building that formerly housed an office of Credence Systems Corporation.[18][19] At the time, revenue had grown from $10 million in 2010 to $30 million in 2011, and the company had added almost 100 jobs during that time, and planned to hire 100 more.[19] The new office officially opened in August 2012 with a ceremony featuring board member Tom Ridge along with U.S. representatives Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici, as well as Hillsboro politicians.[20] At the time of the opening of the new headquarters, Eid had 250 employees company-wide with satellite offices in Washington, D.C., and the support center in Minot.[20]

Sis Boombah

Egads, a blind troll. Don't see one of those very often.

Frau Flitterwochen

No kidding, Sis. Someone already has dibs on DoT and for good reason.

Beasts of England

@JiB - Mean Joe Greene would be proud!

Frau Flitterwochen

I understand the view on Soros' new bride, but remember who married Kucinich...

And Spanish nobility kept apes and dwarfs to amuse them:

'Mi bella Princesa, your funny little dwarf will never dance again. It is a pity, for he is so ugly that he might have made the King smile. (Oscar Wilde)

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Does anyone not believe that all these recent attacks are a direct result of Obama's cowardice?

narciso

Well it's Al Shabaab, although likely some of the recently escaped prisoners from Tripoli to Kandahar wetr likely involved,
the war isn't over.

Clarice

Too late, Rick, th article's gone to bed.
Re greenhouse gas and global warming, I se Australia's pulling the plug on the scam. Here, idiot teachers are filling kids' brains with the lie without end. The wolverine told me she knew there was global warming cause he "did the research". I told her her sources were nuts.

Whoever wants to undo this scam here will have to reach deep into the schools as well.

4JIB2

Al Shabaab has been terrorizing Kenya about every day since Kenya went into Somalia to clean the swamp up. In fact, they have been threatening to do this exact mall by name in the last few weeks. I guess unlike Obama they are good to their word.

They want Kenya out of Somalia like AQ wants us out of the ME.

narciso

It wouldn't surprise me, that more then Al Shabaab is involved here, as it was with the Mali operation, or in Syria.

pagar101

"Eid added a support office in Minot, North Dakota, in 2011."

Judging by the ads all over Google almost anyone could run a criminal records check on almost anyone. With the results shown on the EID report, it seems likely to me that they are been over paid.

4JIB2

Well, Al Shabaad is made of many facets, even Americans but then The Gators, Vols game just got about as weird as any I have ever seen in the first 5 minutes.

Extraneus

That's Anne, J. Fred. Don't forget the "e". It's the first letter in the sound humans make when they smell something rank.

daddy

Good Morning!

It was just announced that our PFD checks for 2013, (the money each Alaska resident gets for living up here) will be $900.

The largest I've ever received since moving up[ here in 1995, was a check for $2,069.00 in 2008. The total I have received over that time has been $24,326, so multiplied by our family of 4 equals just under $100,000.

According to the State, the overall Permanent Fund is just over 47 Billion dollars.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

And they said Sarah Palin was dumb.

narciso

I saw that daddy, what explains such a low
fund payout, with the market and the price of oil being what it is.

Janet

Here's a simple idea. How bout every story about lousy Obamacare, closing coal mines, crap jobs #s, crime by illegals, abortion clinic deaths, rising prices, rising taxes, military hardships, flags & crosses banned...
ends with an extra large font Thanks, Democrats!

from this story - http://weaselzippers.us/2013/09/21/obama-but-if-you-like-your-health-plan-you-can-keep-it/

We could do it with "good" news for Dems too, like - Gore making millions, al Jazeera on TV, Muslim immigration rising, # of babies killed by abortion,...
Thanks, Democrats!

daddy

Narciso,

This reporter at the Alaskan Dispatch says 2013's relatively low check amount is due in part to the 2008 stock market crash which led to a lengthy recession around the U.S. and the world. The PFD checks are based on a five-year performance average of the fund.


She also tells us Next year's checks are expected to rise, said Rodell. She said the fund will draw from five years of increasing returns.


4JIB2

daddy,

So, its Bush's fault and next year Obama will be the hero.

I really think you guys should succeed or either ask Palin to take you back:)

narciso

Yes, that does not follow, hasn't the market recovered since 2008, they keep telling us this,

Don't encourage Volodya on this, JiB, he might just take that bet,

4JIB2

Putin not Palin. I hate autocorrect but think about that algorithm that decided to change Putin to Palin. Then think about how the information society can change perceptions that are not really yours.

daddy

And as for the lack of Global Warming and the huge amount of Polar Ice, the media up here is intent on reinforcing the meme that AGW is horrible and is destroying the planet. Here are a few recent headlines in our local rags:

---Shrinking Arctic sea ice again forces walruses ashore along Alaska’s Northwest Coast Sept 19

---Apparent recovery of Arctic sea ice this year is illusory, say experts Sept 21

---Ice cap rebounds from record low of 2012 Sept 21

4JIB2

daddy,

Ask ADN, why if the sea ice is disappearing do I see so many cars down here in Florida with Alaska plates? Shouldn't they be up there buying beach property and surf boards?

daddy

I'd be happy to secede, but my guess is that Begich, Murkowski and Don Young would be 100% against it.

Local talk made the point yesterday, which I think is correct, that pretty much ever since statehood the thought pattern of our elected pols is that their job is to go to DC to get Federal funding to develop the State since the State was so underdeveloped when it was a Territory. Whether it was Ted Stevens (40 years in the Senate) or Frank and Lisa Murkowski (31 years in the Senate), or Don Young (40 years and counting) that remains their mindset---do whatever it takes to get Federal money from DC.

Granted the Feds have screwed us by creating so many regulatory agencies that have destroyed our ability to exist on our developable resources (timber, fishing, mining, oil/gas) and have also not completely complied with the deals made at the time of Statehood to turn over various bits of territory to the State from Fed control, but still the thought pattern up here in our pols remains: give us our Federal money, and we don't care where it comes from. That's part of why I think it is going to be so darn hard to dump Begich and Murkowski and Don Young for fiscal conservatives. We've got a decent Tea Party contingent up here worried about the country as a whole, but the Dem's and the imploded State Repubs appear to me to be more interested in staying on the Federal gravy train and internecine squabbling.

4JIB2

daddy,

When I think about it, I am always wishing for the wrong states to succeed. They should be California and New York. Once we get rid of them we can right the ship of state.

daddy

JiB,

I especially liked this from 2 weeks back in the UK Mail Online:

Only six years ago, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013, citing a scientist in the US who claimed this was a ‘conservative’ forecast. Perhaps it was their confidence that led more than 20 yachts to try to sail the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific this summer. As of last week, all these vessels were stuck in the ice, some at the eastern end of the passage in Prince Regent Inlet, others further west at Cape Bathurst.

It's very chilly this morning, with snow on the mountaintops behind our house, and this ADN story from yesterday is revealing: Winter driving conditions prevalent as snow hits Interior

The Fairbanks Miner newspaper which originated the ADN story above headlines it this way: Heavy snow makes travel difficult on American Summit


(A) nuther Bub

OT, but any advice would be appreciated.

My husband is taking a pistol in his checked luggage on a flight to the mainland next week. It's a 38 special that once belonged to his grandfather, who was a Chicago cop (my husband is 85 and his grandfather's been dead for 50 years, so I guess the gun is pretty elderly too). One of our children wants it. Anyway, Mister called the airline who told him it would go through okay, as long as it was in a locked metal box in his checked luggage. Husband's hearing isn't wonderful though (pardon the understatement) so I'm fearful he'll run into some unforeseen difficulty in getting himself and/or the checked gun on the airplane. If anyone knows of any obstacles, please holler. Thanks muchly.

Extraneus

I'm no expert, but I think he needs to be able to legally possess it in the state he's traveling to.

FEDERAL LAW ON TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS

A provision of the federal law known as the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act, or FOPA, protects those who are transporting firearms for lawful purposes from local restrictions which would otherwise prohibit passage.

Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess and carry it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach.

Ignatz is a Federal Firearms Dealer, so hopefully he'll weigh in.

daddy

And if you were wondering, those 3 guys who crashed 2 days ago in that helicopter that was studying Arctic Sea Ice died not from the crash, but from hypothermia, even tho' they were wearing survival suits.

Actually that is not surprising to me at all. We wore those bulky survival sort of wet suits during Naval Ops off the Aleutians in October of @1982-1983. We were told that if we went down in the ocean, they were expected to extend our survival time from hypothermia for only about 6 minutes, and these guys were in the water for an hour.

And since the TarHeels got screwed by Georgia Tech bribing the refs, I'm off with the dogs.

Extraneus
These states recognize Hawaii permits:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin

Hawaii recognizes permits from:

None

DrJ

I've seen college football blowouts before, but not one like this:

Louisville 72, FIU 0.

Total yards: 464 to 30.

Ouch!

matt

1 - make sure the gun is unloaded and that there is no ammunition traveling with the gun.

2 - use a hard gun travel case that hasp and can be locked.

3 - use a key lock if you can, especially if your husband is elderly. Much simpler.

4 - declare the gun when checking in and they should take it from there.

Best think is to to a gun store and ask to buy a case if you don't already have one and then a lock from the hardware store works fine.

rich@gmu

narciso-

it is the average of 5 years of returns and the portfolio includes stocks, bonds, real estate among other things. daddy ought to send some of that jack my way because I don't think I could live through an Alaskan weekend let alone long enough to meet the PFD residency requirements.

Extraneus

If your son is able to legally own the gun, you might need to have it shipped state to state via Federal Firearms Dealers and transferred to your son by the receiving dealer.

rich@gmu

ouch on that game DrJ. Looks like FIU really didn't bother with showing up.

Extraneus
Special Advisory for New York and New Jersey Airports: Despite federal law that protects travelers, authorities at JFK, La Guardia, Newark and Albany airports have been known to enforce state and local firearms laws against airline travelers who are merely passing through the jurisdiction. In some cases, even persons traveling in full compliance with federal law have been arrested or threatened with arrest. As noted above in the section entitled “Federal Law on the Transportation of Firearms,” FOPA’s protections have been substantially narrowed by court decisions, and persons traveling with firearms may want to avoid New York and New Jersey or make arrangements to ship their firearms to their destination, rather than bringing them through these jurisdictions.
(A) nuther Bub

If your son is able to legally own the gun, you might need to have it shipped state to state via Federal Firearms Dealers and transferred to your son by the receiving dealer.

That's scary, Ext... implying as it does that he may be stopped at the airport and not permitted to have it taken aboard. Could you tell me why you think that may be the case? (BTW, Arizona is the state where the flight lands and where the pistol will find its new home.)

Thanks for all the counsel sent so far; I especially appreciate the caution about not carrying ammunition, because I believe he planned to put some he has in the locked case too.

Mahalo nui.

Danube on iPad

Last time I did it was on United, and they required that you present the weapon in a lockable case to the agent at the check-in counter. The agent would confirm that it was unloaded, put it back in the case and ask you to lock it.

Extraneus

Does he have a permit allowing him to possess the gun in Hawaii? If not, then he could be arrested at the airport. If he does, then from what I linked above he should be able to check it through to Arizona and possess it there. I don't know about Arizona laws, but if they require permits for individual weapons like some states do, then your son might need to have it legally transferred to him by a dealer anyway.

Was that a handgun, DoT?

Clarice

daddy, alaska would have been better off remaining a territory and declaring war on the US.

Extraneus

According to this, Hawaii requires handgun registration. Therefore, assuming your husband has a permit and the gun is legally registered to him, then he might need to legally remove the gun from his permit, possibly within 5 days of transferring it.

Extraneus

From this, it appears that Arizona doesn't require registration, so if the gun makes it to your son, I would interpret that to mean that he would be ok to possess it without a formal transfer.

Danube on iPad

Same procedure for both rifle and handgun, Ext. lLast time was 20 years ago, though, and CA has since passed all sorts of measures to harrass gun owners.

MarkO

Some Second Amendment you've got there.

Extraneus

But if your husband needs to have to have it removed from his permit, assuming it's registered, then a Hawaii FFL might need to be involved anyway, to certify that the gun was transferred and therefore is no longer possessed by your husband.

I'm just reading websites, though, and I hope Ignatz shows up to weigh in on this.

Extraneus

Yeah, I didn't see any distinction regarding the transporting mechanics. I just wondered if you had traveled with a handgun to another state, and whether that state had reciprocity with CA or not. Seems like it would need to in order to be able to claim the bag at the destination, apparently except for Vermont, Alaska or Arizona.

What's the definition of "infringe," anyway?

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Guests at the Soros wedding:

Among the guests at the various events are World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and some foreign leaders, including Hendrik Toomas Ilves, president of Estonia; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia; and Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania.

Also expected to attend are fellow titans of the hedge fund world, Paul Tudor Jones and Julian Robertson. From the U.S. political realm those invited include Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi of California and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, both Democrats.

Federal judge Kimba Wood officiated at the non-denominational wedding, which was attended by members of the couple's families, including the groom's five children.

The honeymoon plans were not immediately disclosed.

(Thank Goodness - just the thought...)

The bride graduated from the University of Utah.

In lieu of gifts, the couple has asked that donations be made to charities including Global Witness, Harlem Children's Zone, National Dance Institute, Planned Parenthood and the Roma Education Fund.

(A) nuther Bub

Thanks, all. He's getting cold feet (well, I am, and am pressuring him to follow.) All his guns were brought to Hawaii in the 50s, were registered shortly thereafter, and neither of us has any idea where the records of those registrations are.

I'd hate to have my sweet Mister dragged out of the airport in leg irons (and I definitely don't want to forgo my two weeks of solitude while he hunts, fishes and rides horses in AZ). He's going to try to reach a knowledgeable person at TSA (oxymoron?), to see what they add to the rather benign attitude the airline took when he called. Right now though, I think he should not make the attempt to carry it, unless Iggy advises otherwise.

Extraneus


Man accused of drunken horse ride makes it to Utah

BOULDER, Colo. – A 45-year-old man accused of going on a drunken horseback ride through Boulder while on his way to his brother's wedding in Utah says he made it in time for the ceremony.

Patrick Schumacher of Colorado Springs tells The Daily Camera he attended the wedding Friday.

University of Colorado police say witnesses saw him hit his horse and occasionally wander into traffic near the school Sept. 9. He faces several charges, including animal cruelty and riding under the influence of alcohol.

Riding under the influence of alcohol? That's a law?

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(A)B,

A dealer to dealer FedEx shipment obviates the problems. It's worth checking with a local gun shop. It might not cost any more than buying the carrying case - which would be a single use purchase.

Extraneus

The pics from that Nairobi mall massacre are just terrible.

Extraneus

I agree with Rick.

Extraneus

At what point do Muslims deserve that Mecca and their rock be melted?

Clarice

As usual, I vote with Rick. Fed Ex it dealer to dealer.

Extraneus

In the run-up to next week's UN IPCC report on "Climate Change," some countries, including our own, are grasping for ways to keep the gravy train rolling.

Leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press show there are deep concerns among governments over how to address the purported slowdown ahead of next week’s meeting of the IPCC. …

Germany called for the reference to the slowdown to be deleted, saying a time span of 10 to 15 years was misleading in the context of climate change, which is measured over decades and centuries.

The U.S. also urged the authors to include the “leading hypothesis” that the reduction in warming is linked to more heat being transferred to the deep ocean.

Belgium objected to using 1998 as a starting year for any statistics. That year was exceptionally warm, so any graph showing global temperatures starting with 1998 looks flat. Using 1999 or 2000 as a starting year would yield a more upward-pointing curve. In fact, every year after 2000 has been warmer than the year 2000.

Hungary worried the report would provide ammunition for skeptics. …

Jonathan Lynn, a spokesman for the IPCC, declined to comment on the content of the report because it hasn’t been made final, but said it would provide “a comprehensive picture of all the science relevant to climate change.”

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