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January 13, 2014

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MaryD

I think that Adm. Zumwalt was the person who first allowed sideburns on Navy personnel. I remember my brother telling me that they were nicknamed Zumwalts.

narciso

Stories, like this, remind me why the Times talked him up;

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-11/ariel-sharon-never-changed.html

jimmyk

And as far as the current marriage penalty goes, we have no idea quantitatively how that affects the divorce rate, but we know that (a) some couples refrain from getting married and instead cohabitate, and even have children, because of the tax penalties; (b) people in general respond to economic incentives even in matters like marriage, divorce, having children, etc. There is voluminous research to support this. So it is reasonable to infer that this new policy, to the extent it adds to the marriage penalty, will augment the effects already there from the marriage tax.

NK(withnewsoftware)

This is an important piece by Samuelson-- it's his 'even-handed' take on 'poverty'. To me the most important point he makes is the rise in the 'offical' poverty rate 1990-2007 was ENTIRELY made up of additional Hispanic poor. This makes intuitive sense; The USA IMPORTED it's current poverty through mass legal/illegal mexican and cent american immigration. Basically, the open southern border CREATED the poverty issue that the Progs now demand be 'solved'. Very convenient, and proof, that Progs need a captured underclass for votes and power. So angry I could spit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/robert-j-samuelson-how-we-won--and-lost--the-war-on-poverty/2014/01/12/9bf4696e-7a24-11e3-b1c5-739e63e9c9a7_story.html

narciso

Title the caption, (keep in Pg 13)

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/01/13/kerry-presents-russian-counterpart-with-a-pair-of-potatoes/

jimmyk

Let me correct my previous post: I shouldn't have said "we have no idea." I suspect there actually has been some research on this, but I don't have time to dig it up. Since kaka is the skeptic here, she is welcome to do so, if she knows how.

narciso

Because he has a lick of common sense;


http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/01/13/why-egypts-military-dictator-wont-listen-to-chuck-hagel/

what's kind of surprising is why the funders of Hagel's think tank haven't leaned on him;

NK(withnewsoftware)

how do you know they haven't? and maybe with some success, the Obamites have pushed the Egyptians to take back the MB they threw out on their prayer rug hugging asses last year.

jimmyk

Ah, I couldn't resist, as it only took me a minute to find one study:

'Til Death or Taxes Do Us Part: The Effect of Income Taxation on Divorce
Leslie A. Whittington and James Alm
The Journal of Human Resources , Vol. 32, No. 2 (Spring, 1997) , pp. 388-412

From the abstract: We find that couples respond to tax incentives in their decision to divorce, though these responses are typically small.

So as one would expect, the effect is not zero.

Gmax

Well it certainly early in the year, but we may have already a finalist for the 2014 Darwin Award ( given folks who off themselves in the most stupid manner, thereby cleansing the gene pool ). It seems a man is dead and a woman is missing, after plunging into the icy Chicago river, attempting to recover a DROPPED CELL PHONE.

Drudge has the link. As I sit here shaking my head in utter disbelief. How much would the replacement phone have cost? Yikes that is industrial strength stupidity.

lyle

Must have had some embarrassing and/or incriminating pix on that phone, huh?

Gmax

And who here is surprised in the least that the most despised person on Hildabeast's enemies list is none other than J Fing Kerry? I wonder if his kids can even stand to be around him...

matt

The United States has always imported its poverty to a greater extent than the "native" poor. "Give me your huddled masses" and all that.

We are the land of opportunity and should not be the land of the free ride. Europe is having the same problems. Much of Europe has a permanent underclass as well driven to a great extent by the welfare state.

Is this good for a society? If people are working they are usually not getting high or drunk or engaging in as much senseless behavior. Of course this could kill daytime television.

Give people a hand up, not a handout.

narciso

I saw that Jimmy, but I was looking for some more up to date research.

Beasts of England

Deranged, alleged-human, Nadya Suleman (Octomom) jailed for welfare fraud. That's a good start.

Old Lurker

Young people in the bar district after midnight Gmax. Would not expect much cost-benefit analysis was involved.

jimmyk

gmax, that's an annual occurrence on the NY subway. Here's one example from 2010.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2010/03/12/ny-woman-killed-by-subway-after-jumping-on-tracks-to-retrieve-gym-bag/

Presumably it was the cell phone.

Beasts of England

Losing a phone with thousands of pictures on it can be pretty devastating. Although not to that extreme...

lyle

And who here is surprised in the least that the most despised person on Hildabeast's enemies list is none other than J Fing Kerry?

Not that I take the slightest bit of pleasure in being simpatico with anything regarding Shrillary, but I can safely say Kerry is the most despised on MY list.

lyle

Depends, Beasts. Thousands of pictures of...what?

Old Lurker

With the ease of use of the Carbonites, Mozies and iClouds, there is no excuse to lose any content of any device even a phone.

Beasts of England

Hydrangeas, Hosta lilies, wisteria - ya know, the usual.

cathyf

While Clarice was watching the smoke of the riots after MLK was assassinated, I was standing on my front porch on 20th St watching a tank drive down the street. We stayed on the porch because of the dusk-to-dawn curfew. There was a National Guardsman on each corner, with an automatic weapon. The riots came as far as 18th St. Rock Creek Park was behind us, so if they had made it to our neighborhood they would have been trapped and burnt everything down to the ground.

My parents tried to sell the house in 1969 -- they asked $30,000 and got no bids, so they rented it out and we went back and lived there later. We finally moved away in 1975. Some years ago it was bought by a "executive housing" firm, and now the house rents out for $4,560 per 30 day month, and the little apartment that they put into the basement for $2,370 per 30 day month.

http://stayattache.com/dc/adams-morgan/furnished/81

Dave (in MA)

I came across one of my Chrome bookmarks under "Internet Retailers" that goes to the Wikipedia page for actor Vincent D'Onofrio. Although I'm sure this was the result of an inadvertent drag+drop on my part, I wondered what he'd sell, bars of soap in a sock?

This is basically just a typhuspad test because I have not been able to comment.

Extraneus

Are conservatives ready for a pitched battle with Christie? The F'nork is.

(Not to start another grammar thread, but F'nork is singular, right?)

Gmax

Speaking of industrial strength stupidity, I do note that KaKa has shown back up. SHEESH

NK(withnewsoftware)

Matt@5:36-- true to a point, but 2 important differences from the historical 'huddled masses': 1. the mexico/CA mass poverty immigration was importing a culture that existed in its native land as a distinct underclass, and importing that group retained the group demographic, with no chance of assimilition; and 2. that poverty was imported into the late 20th century welfare state with community 'organizers' getting them ADC, food stamps and medicaid STAT. They were immediately put on the lifetime dependency gig. The Welfare state created an entirely new immigrant appalachia and urban ghetto underclass in just over a decade.

jimmyk

Makes sense to back up pictures. Many phones do that automatically to some extent.

And unlike the subway situation, if that phone fell into an icy river I suspect those pictures are gone anyway.

daddy

Miss Marple comes through! (From the previous thread)

Here is my dental report. Large amounts of money is going to be paid to an oral surgeon and the dentist. I was surprisingly sharp when looking at the estimate and managed to ask intelligent questions.

Since my x-rays shoed all my teeth leaning towards the center of my mouth (due no doubt to the smaller jaw line of my modern skull, I assume Darwin's theory about teeth was probably correct.

And my teeth are in really terrible shape, so when I looked at that x-ray it reminded me of those anthropological photos where it says "Here we can see Cro-Magnon woman's teeth were worn down and broken by years of eating dried corn and nuts."

Thanks, Darwin! LOL!

Miss Marple, I would ride in a Pimp Salad Carriage with you anytime!

Extraneus

Here's Christie's man in the Senate:

USA Today: half of all students in America are living in poverty http://t.co/wEoAkuSOHt

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 13, 2014

Christie refused to campaign for Lonegan and set up the special election to occur on October 16th, even though a general election - during which Christie himself was running - was already scheduled for the first Tuesday in November.

JIB (in Typhus hell)

My iPhone saves every photo it takes to iCloud on my iPhoto application. I no longer have to download via a UBS wire from camera to computer. I think this same protocol is available to all smart phones and computers but since I am Apple only I can't say for sure.

pagar

Just a reminder that when the Gates Book is released tomorrow, there is a Kindle edition listed for about half the price of the print edition at Amazon. Don't have a Kindle reader?
Amazon will give you a free one. Once you get it, head on over to
www.bookbub.com
and get free or 99 cent books every day. I've got 60 some free books lined up right
and I read about a book every other day.
IMO, saving money/not spending what you have is going to become more and more important.

daddy

I carried that jar (of Mercury) through about 60 years of moves, but finally decided turning pennies into shiny dimes and trading them to my little brother for two nickles had finally run its course.

OL,

I think you may have an opening at Apocalypse Valley if you apply for the job of Chief Alchemist.

Extraneus

There were two conflicting statues in NJ.

One said that Christie could have Lautenberg's successor elected in the next general election: 11/5/13. Another said he could appoint a successor who would be in office until 2014. Both statues allowed him to call a special election at any time.

He chose to call a special election, at a cost of $24M, on 10/16/13, so he wouldn't have to deal with Democrats coming out on 11/5.

JIB (in Typhus hell)

pagar,

Who writes free books?

Captain Hate

And who here is surprised in the least that the most despised person on Hildabeast's enemies list is none other than J Fing Kerry? I wonder if his kids can even stand to be around him...

The one that dresses like a whore probably blames his crummy genes for her looooooonnnnggg face.

narciso

Well it's Westeros, Captain, the mythical blood soaked medieval realm of Game of Thrones,

Reason why Rush calls him, F Chuck;


http://twitchy.com/2014/01/13/lotta-denial-out-there-chuck-todd-gets-much-needed-dose-of-obamacare-reality/

Danube on iPad

We got narried at one minute after midnight on New Year's Eve to avoid a tax penalty in the immediately preceding year.

Danube on iPad

"I think that Adm. Zumwalt was the person who first allowed sideburns on Navy personnel."

He was indeed. And he was a very fine gentleman.

narciso


the Horde informs us, Booker is at war with Math;

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/12/10/education-poverty-international-student-assessment-column/3964529/

Extraneus

Why would the F'nork support Christie after the Obama embrace before the 2012 election and that Cory Booker move?


Extraneus

Whose side are these f'n F'norks on?

narciso

Of course, the stat seems dubious, our poverty is worse then Spain, shirley they can't be serious;

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/05/29/US-Second-highest-child-poverty-level/UPI-67641338349787/

narciso

They bet it all on Stay Puft, not like foolish Valentine, I mean Steele

matt

Until the 70's there was a lot of Italy in the inner cities. These were the agrarian southern Italians for the most part, and believe me Sicilian was the preferred language. Greek Towns, Chinatowns, etc are especially inured to the predominant culture.

Here in CA we get a lot of illegal and semi legal Chinese. They seem to find their way eventually.

But if government decides to keep them as an underclass and refuses to assimilate them, what can we do?

Danube on iPad

Fnork is singular.

Captain Hate

Whose side are these f'n F'norks on?

Their own. They have what they consider to be this really sciency way of winning elections by being slightly more to the right of the donks. Since the donks have gone full retard that just means they're retarded lite. And they can't understand why the "undecideds" take a look at both of them, throw up their hands at being confronted with two retards and decide to go with the one who is honestly retarded.

It completely eludes them to actually stand for some set of principles rather than this lava-light shifting set of values of the moment.

NK(withnewsoftware)

The Marrow Donor database foundation was fortunate to have 2 very fine gentlemen get their good works started, Adm Zumwalt and Rod Carew. Back in the day Zack Fisher was a supporter and I attended a number of events supporting the cause. Rod Carew was one of the best gentlemen I ever had the privilege of meeting. He was Vietnam era USMCR, and a baseball genius. Like John McCain, he was born in the Canal Zone (but I don't think he was eligible to be POTUS.)

rich@gmu

they were probably exchanging dog recipes.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Christie eats dog?

rich@gmu

kaka-

f' off.

Extraneus

Excuse moi. F'n F'nork.

rich@gmu

he'd eat anything sauteed in butter...

NK(withnewsoftware)

he looks more like a vodka cream sauce guy to me.

narciso

But it was just some guys in the Cincinnati office;


http://therightscoop.com/ugh-sarah-palins-father-harassed-six-times-by-irs-since-2008/

rich@gmu

hahahahaha...got me there.

Christie the Hut might have been sizing him up for a stew. Checking out how tender the meat on the shoulders was...

rich@gmu

CH-

>>>It completely eludes them to actually stand for some set of principles rather than this lava-light shifting set of values of the moment.<<<

Why would they do that when it is so much easier to pull the ladder up behind them?

daddy

Christie eats dog?...he'd eat anything sauteed in butter...

The question is, would he eat a putrefying Moose?

Dead moose in the middle of an Alaska yard, stinking to high heaven?

Actually it's a fun story with an interesting link, about how rancid can dead flesh get and still be edible by modern humans. The link is to guidelines put out by New Zealand as to how rotten can a dead whale or a dead seal be and still be edible by humans.

I suppose, since there are a few stories about expeditions cooking and eating bits of frozen mammoths in the Siberian Tundra, that a piece of meat can last for 10,000 to 15,000 years, but in general it seems the new New Zealand rule is don't eat a dead whale if it washed up dead.

rich@gmu

narciso-

even better "and Greece at 16 percent"

too bad we can't defund them.

rich@gmu

thanks daddy. that probably wouldn't hurt the Jersey Hut's appetite, but it crushed mine.

narciso

that kind of stat, just screams 'squirrel'

Account Deleted

"How does a society survive with a permanent, hopeless underclass?"

Rich,

Why do you believe them to be hopeless? The 16% at -1SD have been around forever. They're trainable (mostly), although expensive to employ due to the extra supervision required and getting them to actually look for employment just requires fewer carrots and a modest increase in stick.

The Italians (for local indigents) assign X blocks in residential areas where sidewalks, curb and gutters are to be kept sparkling before any money changes hands. The indigents don't work up a sweat but they do the work and there is nothing hopeless about them. They may not sing but they don't snarl.

narciso

Speaking of rancid;


http://freebeacon.com/iran-advocate-sen-mark-kirk-wants-war-with-iran/

pagar

JiB, My mind has gone completely blank but I believe that our resident JOM author has indicated that he had a free book or a 99c book in order to build up his Amazon count.

This is one I signed up for a few minutes ago at Bookbub and it is handled thru Amazon.

"Lady Justice and the Assassin
By Robert Thornhill"

http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/robert-thornhill.html

There are thousands of ebooks in print.
Many of them are listed as free.

Just type in free ebooks in search

JIB (in Typhus hell)

Are we ready for some Duke v. UNC basketball where they are playing to see who is the 4th and 5th best team in North Carolina.

Where the hell are Dick Vermiel and Billy Packer whe we need them for the really big games:)

JIB (in Typhus hell)

Sorry about that I thought this was the UNC game not Virginia. Its a bitch getting old.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Ezea Klein blind squirrel sez:

"These are the people who work every day to save our lives, even if they make us pay dearly for the privilege"

Well yeah. I won't link to him, he's in the comics section of WaPo.

rse

On the other hand if you write nonfiction with footnotes, you will have to pay for a professional conversion of the files or you will end up with all italics and footnotes as a real mess.

Free is not really an option because it's a niche to get someone to create the code.

The things I learned in 2013.

narciso

http://freebeacon.com/nyt-reporter-asks-scotus-to-review-reporters-privilege-case/

Extraneus

Obama backer leading IRS probe visited White House in ’09, records show

The Justice Department attorney leading the probe into whether the IRS improperly targeted Tea Party groups visited the White House in 2009 as a guest of President Obama, according to official visitor logs.

The visit raises more questions about possible ties between Barbara Kay Bosserman and Obama, after Republican lawmakers complained last week she should not be leading the probe into the IRS.

Campaign finance records show Bosserman has given more than $6,000 to Obama's two presidential campaigns. Citing that support, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, last week called on Attorney General Eric Holder to remove her from the case -- a request the DOJ dismissed.

Brazenly.

Dave (in MA)
We got narried at one minute after midnight on New Year's Eve to avoid a tax penalty in the immediately preceding year.
And nary an extra penny was owed.
rich@gmu

Rick-

seems like we could use some of that Italian sensibility...after 21 Trillion dollars we could declare victory, rethink what we are doing, or let the states figure it out. The Williamson article was a sad look at the US. And instead of rethinking what we are doing we going to import more and let 'um all smoke weed. Winning.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I'm torn on that NYT case. The people petitioning for special treatment haven't shown themselves to be deserving of special treatment. However I can also see how the state could abuse this in the future. If I had to choose, which I don't (and maybe I'm lacking things not in that article that might sway me one way or the other), I'd probably go with the Times.

What do you guys (generic usage) think?

Jane

Did you guys see the Benghazi report on Special report confirming Obama lied about it, and had others lie?

I expect the Christie witch hunt to get much bigger so the press keeps busy.

rich@gmu

Ex-

if a Bush admin official rearranged the furniture at the IRS there would have been howls for an extra special prosecutor...unsurprisingly the msm doesn't think that is appropriate in this case.

Extraneus

Why doesn't that teach R's to give them the finger, Rich?

"U.S. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. So, f u."

But noooo.

narciso

Ask the 6 US Atty, who said otherwise.

Yes, I saw the segmment.

Extraneus

Senate completes overhaul of key appeals court by confirming nominee

WASHINGTON – The Senate has confirmed one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees. The confirmation of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia completes an overhaul of the country's second most powerful court.

The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Wilkins. He gives Democratic appointees a 7-4 majority on the politically influential D.C. Circuit, which hears appeals on White House actions and federal rules and regulations.

Wilkins confirmation is a fresh demonstration of Senate Democrats' ability to push through most presidential nominations by a simple majority.

clarice

There n longer is a special prosecutor statute. At best, there could only be a Comey-Fitzgerals type appointment where Holder would name someone to look into it. Like that notion?

Captain Hate on the iPad

I'm so glad McConnell has taken the possibility of payback on the senate majority rule off the table. As everybody gets to experience the joys of 404Care, he's removed something which would be a sure campaign winner.

narciso

Well that's reassuring,


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/13/benghazi-transcripts-us-military-woefully-unprepared-for-attack-documents-show/

so what happens after the next attack;

Danube on iPad

If the GOP gets control of the Senate next year it is my fervent hope that they abuse that power in every conceivable way.

It is also my wish - not my hope, because I know it won't happen - that the house will decline to appropriate any additional funds for the expanded D.C. Circuit.

narciso

Point taken, Captain, but there's a certain 'they told if we voted for McCain (or Palin) journalists would be called to testify, frisson,

JIB (in Typhus hell)

narc,

There will be not next attack. AQ is on the run, haven't you heard?

narciso

Yes, toward Damascus, Sanaa, Tripoli, and everywhere in between;

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/13/senator-benghazi-survivors-blamed-attack-on-terrorism-in-fbi-interviews/

jimmyk

There's also this, even more damning:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/13/benghazi-transcripts-top-defense-officials-briefed-obama-on-attack-not-video-or/

rich@gmu

>>>Like that notion?<<<

maybe we could trick him like in Duck Season...

it is duck season, rabbit season, duck season...duck season...

shoot the duck, shoot the duck.

thought I was watching that during the previous administration.

Captain Hate on the iPad

Don't get me wrong, narc; I'm not sympathetic to either side.

Captain Hate on the iPad

I'm on board for both of those, DoT.

narciso

True, they tracked Rosen, more resolutely, then Will Smith in 'Enemy of the State'

Beasts of England

I'm on the iCloud now. Was not when my iPhone was lifted last year. My old phone would sync with my laptop on occasion and I had about a thousand photos backed up, but lost at least two thousand with the old phone. Ugh...

narciso

Really how very mature, besides she will get back at you;


http://pagesix.com/video/tina-fey-revives-taylor-swift-feud-with-golden-globes-diss/

Beasts of England

Any comments from Stephanie lately? I hope she's ok.

Beasts of England

@JiB: Thanks for the Food Truck naming cypher. Daughters and their friends got a big kick out of that!

Captain Hate on the iPad

Countdown for rehab for Tina Fey. She's the NBC version of MoDo.

JIB (in Typhus hell)

Warning: Do Not Text while watching a movie in a theater

Captain Hate on the iPad

Steph sometimes disappears for short periods under the guise of having a real life.

Beasts of England

Having a real life is a pretty lame excuse.

narciso

Per this mornings bit, in the LUN, even Pivot doesn't have infinite patience,

clarice

"so what happens after the next attackDon't be silly, narciso--we'll just eputize the TSA and Obamacare navigators. Sheesh

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