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February 06, 2014

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Danube on iPad

Ward is a disbarred lawyer. I wouldn't trust anything he says.

Danube on iPad

*Sibley*

narciso

Do the Democrats ever find anyone too repugnant for party leadership,


http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130525/
will-peter-goldberg-heal-fractured-alaska-republican-party

narciso

They replaced the slimy McAuliffe, with the shreaking nazgul Howard 'Yeargh' Dean,

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130501/who-supports-latest-alaska-republican-party-chairman

grassroots candidates don't count on our side, and frankly no level of failure can drive them out of office,

Danube on iPad

Don't know the answer to your carrier question, NK.

NK(withnewsoftware)

Thanks DoT-- according the Wiki the 'ramp' is the area below the flight deck at the stern of the CV.

'ramp strike' came up recently, and i wondered about etymology. Thanks.

henry

NK, "ramp" may be a more general term. Wiki defines it as the area where pre-flight things are done at airports.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

TK:

Does immunity only need to be offered?

Immunity need not be offered before a prosecutor seeks an order requiring a witness to testify before a grand jury.

Once offered, whether accepted or not, is the witness now essentially forced to testify?

Once the order issues, the witness is forced to testify or be held in contempt of the order. Contempt results in jail time for the witness until the contempt is "purged" (i.e., until the witness complies with the order to testify.)

NK is right. Prosecutors generally must decide which they want more: (a) getting all the information the witness has or (b) convicting him for a crime. If the former, they go for the 6003 order. If the latter, they don't, and handle individual as a target for prosecution.

Rob Crawford

Ramps are a type of wild onion.

Threadkiller

Would it appear that I did not err with my quoting 6003, Jim?


NK(withnewsoftware)

JimR-- my understanding is that during the past 20 years, as to (a), prosecutors are more likely, tactically, to enter into an immunity deal with the witness, rather than the vagaries of an application to the court.

rich@gmu

maryrose-

a quick look shows that someone has already started the process but it has never been tested state wide. statute was passed in 75 and instead of elections it goes to the courts (so for the Gov it would most likely be straight to the Supreme Court for trial). here is the relevant law...http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-233

not an expert so don't quote me.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Olympics are on.

Anyone think they will be terror free?

rich@gmu

and another quick look seems to show that the Gov might not be recallable because his removal is detailed in the constitution under impeachment (good luck with that)...

Eric in Boise

O/T, but recalling last night's discussion. I was puzzled how the dems thought anyone would buy their claim that increased unemployment is a good thing. I didn't think that they could possibly believe that.

I was thinking about it some more today. I recalled some comments San Fran Nan made awhile back about how government transfer payments stimulate the economy. Again, I wondered how anyone could possibly believe that.

I'm thinking it might be as simple as how one defines "freedom".

For responsible adults, freedom is related to the ability TO act responsibility, with minimal interference FROM government.

For not-so-responsible adults, freedom is related to freedom FROM having to act responsibly, with that freedom being aided and abetted BY the government. It's 180 degrees from the other view, and the reason that no matter how many times we make our case to these people, they don't understand. They can't.

ChaCo said something years ago that has stayed with me. It went something like this, IIRC:

"It's not about Republicans versus Democrats, or liberals versus conservatives. It's really about the adults versus the g**damned children."

Two Americas, indeed.

Thanks for listening to me ramble.

rich@gmu

doubtful but the Russians have a heavy hand so they might look elsewhere to attack.

in re: VA, at least we get 60 day of parties...maybe they can feed some of the enemies to the lions in Richmond.

Danube on iPad

The CNN headline says that amajority want a path to "citizenship." but here's how the text of the article describes the poll:

"According to the poll, 54% say the top priority for the government in dealing with the issue of illegal immigration should be developing a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants with jobs to eventually become legal U.S. residents."

Can anyone spot the difference?

narciso

So CNN lies with their own poll, shocker,

Beasts of England

I concur, Eric. And I'm not convinced they believe most of the drivel that they spout. They just hope that their sheep fall for it - and they usually do.

Ignatz

As I recall my AF terms, the flightline was the area for general maintenance and parking (hangars were reserved for detailed and major maintenance), the ramp was the thoroughfare connecting the flightline to the runway and the hammerhead was the cul de sac at the head of the runway for turning and prepping for take off.

Beasts of England

Thanks for the reminder, Jane! Given the dispersion of Olympic venues and the high-profile targets they represent, I expect the worst. I notice that the early crowds are really sparse. Not sure that is necessarily an indicator of fear, but I'd attribute a bit of it to the threat of a terrorist act.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

Eric,

I think you nailed the Freedom thing.

narciso

From my amateur study of the Caucasus, placing the Olympics at the site of the great Circassian massacre, seems ill considered


http://twitchy.com/2014/02/06/just-an-anecdote-huffpos-parent-company-aol-slashing-benefits-thanks-to-obamacare/#.UvPlZ--bC_4.twitter

Eric in Boise

Beasts, maybe it's both. In other words, I think some of them actually believe it, in a naive way. Sometimes I think Pelosi might (might) be in that group, she seems so disjointed and utterly clueless every time she speaks, and always has those vacant, staring eyes.

Rodham is another matter entirely. I don't think she buys it for a nanosecond, but is more than willing to push it, for purely selfish reasons.

Beasts of England

Costas is already flogging the socials issues. Wouldn't it be nice just to see the damned athletic competitions? Ugh.

rich@gmu

...and pipsqueak miss a chance on the soapbox.

Jim Rhoads f/k/a vnjagvet

NK:

Concur with your 8:04. I was assuming no agreement could be reached between the prosecutors and the witness. IMO, it is almost always better to work out a binding deal through negotiation if the deal meets your objectives.

rich@gmu

...and another comment bites the dust.

Jane-Rebel Alliance1

But I loved the response Beasts: "No one gives a shit about social issues here. They only care about hockey."

I have a really sick thought - that Obama would love something to happen in Sochi so he can look more powerful than Putin again. I hope I'm wrong.

Captain Hate

NBC is the absolute worst and one of the many reasons I don't watch the Olympics. Rather than showing the action, they have those annoying "human interest" weepers about what somebody overcame to make it to the games. Followed by a gazillion kumurshuls.

Beasts of England

You're right, Eric. I'm sure there are a few true believers. I was specifically thinking of Pelosi when I made my comment. The crap she spouts: 'The science is settled.', 'Premiums will go down $2,500.' is beyond parody.

Her Royal Cankles has some deep resentment for traditional America, but I agree that it's all subordinate to her lust for power.

Captain Hate

When did Urkel X ever look more powerful than Vlad?

rich@gmu

DoT-

>>>want a path to "citizenship<<<

>>>allow undocumented immigrants with jobs to eventually become legal U.S. residents."<<<

and that they are employable, because they are illegal aliens, is unremarked.

still think the reports its been shelved is a headfake. they'll push it through and tucking it at midnight onto the debt ceiling cave might just do the trick.

Beasts of England

That was an awesome response, Jane!

Get 'em, Captain! I'm only about twenty minutes into viewing and I'm already bored by the droning and commercial marathons. I do like the Olympic anthem, though...

Sue

Ii enjoyed hearing about why Costas had on glasses and not his contacts. Who gives a flip? I don't.

Dave (in MA)

Extraneus | February 06, 2014 at 01:24 PM

Captain Hate

Sometimes I think Pelosi might (might) be in that group, she seems so disjointed and utterly clueless every time she speaks, and always has those vacant, staring eyes.

She hasn't made a bit of sense in at least 8 years. Her constituents would be embarrassed if any of them were playing with a full deck.

rich@gmu

>>>I was puzzled how the dems thought anyone would buy their claim that increased unemployment is a good thing. I didn't think that they could possibly believe that.<<<

I tend to believe that many do in fact believe it is a good thing.

narciso

So much fuss about the Bin Laden raid, Volodya sent a hit team into downtown Doha, for one Chechen figure Vandarbichev, sent a poisoned letter to another Khattab, well you get the gist,

rich@gmu

still waiting for David M (Axelrode?) to show back up...wanted to get a first look at the spin that has been agreed too.

Beasts of England

Not even close, Captain! As I've said before, Vlad has to be somewhat disappointed in his adversary. He strikes me as the kind of guy who would relish some real competition.

sammy small

As for your definitions, this is what we used:

Ramp was the area where the aircraft parked, between the hangars and the taxiway

Taxiway was just that

Quick Check/Arming was the cul-de-sac area prior to being cleared onto the runway

rich@gmu

narciso-

and the Eddie thinks that it is some sort of bastion of privacy...

clarice

Isn't it something he way journos suck up to inherited wealth elitists and then pad out all commentary on favored candidates and celebs with rags to riches stories? I mean how any people are aware that the Kennedys live off a tax sheltered trust fund in Tahiti? That Kerry's wife lists her huge Penn estate as a farm for tax purposes? And so on.

Captain Hate

I'll be Volodya doesn't have to ask an Iranian Ferret if she thinks it's a good idea to take out an enemy of the country. And get talked out of it.

Captain Hate

I agree, Beasts. This probably won't be a popular opinion here (I'm on a roll) but I'll bet he was at least a bit disappointed by GWB. Not as bad as Jugears McFly but that's an unreasonably low standard.

narciso

No if anything Medvedev would debate which weapon to use,

Captain Hate

clarice, remember all the curiosity about the number of homes McCain owned?

Bori

"I tend to believe that many do in fact believe it is a good thing."

I agree, one way to look at it is that now instead of working 8 hours for 5 days they can work 6 hours a day. Now if they can get the minimum wage increased then it will be a wash plus healthcare thrown in.

rich@gmu

...the bigger the better. make it infamous and satisfying.

narciso

Well I'm sure, that NATO expansion didn't endear him to us, nor going after their old client Iraq, but Libya, Syria, et al, have raised enough hackles, the US didn't give sanctuary to significant dissidents like Zakayev, on the Chechen side, or Litvinenko
as the UK did.

Captain Hate

I forgot about the NATO expansion, narc; thanks for that reminder and the rest. I guess I had that dimwitted comment about "seeing into his soul" on my mind too much. For God sake, just STFU with stuff like that.

clarice

I do, CH.

Wealth is only a bad thing when the owners are not their suck up to buddiesl

rich@gmu

Bori-

well the new issues are going to be the min wage and "income inequality" (whatever that means). can't wait to see what is in store for the summer...

narciso


Well I do remember such things, that's probably why the State Department didn't take me:

http://www.ibtimes.com/2014-sochi-olympics-hacking-russian-sorm-surveillance-hackers-spark-cybersecurity-concerns-media

it's part of the personalization of foreign policy, Clinton did it with Yeltsin, then W did it with Volodya

Beasts of England

I think the offset for GWB was the quality of folks in his inner circle. The JEF fails miserably in this realm, as well.

Sue

Man, I was so hoping someone would beat the Russian in skating. And the boy from Japan just kicked ass.

Rob Crawford

Did the Finns send anyone to compete in the biathlon? I understand they have an old rivalry with the Russians.

rich@gmu

hope the move is going well clarice.

peter

before it is too late, HB, jib.

narciso

Gates who was a Russian area expert, was not as overcome, neither was Cheney, as I recall,

rich@gmu

>>>I understand they have an old rivalry with the Russians.<<<

lol...very sly.

Miss Marple

Back home from an auction.

I see Vlad has let me down and has not yet arrested Bob Costas.

Costas does have an eye infection, so there's that to cheer me up.

Captain Hate

By and large that's true, Beasts; but Powell would fit in well with Team JEF for more reasons than one. Rice could be schizzy at times, particularly when at odds with Cheney. And my feelings on Rove need not be trotted out again.

Miss Marple

ALERT!

Politico says Obama will speak to Costas about why he isn't at the Olympics.

Oh, joy.

Why can't they leave us alone? Gosh darn it, he has to insert himself into everything!

narciso

'our old adversaries,' as Captain Ramius would say.

I really wasn't aware of SORM until recently,

https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/in-ex-soviet-states-russian-spy-tech-still-watches-you

Bori

"Costas does have an eye infection, so there's that to cheer me up."

I wonder if he used the water to wash his face, against the warnings not to.

Miss Marple

He will insert himself into the Opening Ceremonies tomorrow night.

I hope the NBC feed gets hacked.

I am fuming here, let me tell you!

Beasts of England

Has JEF tweeted a picture of himself in front of the Olympic rings yet, Miss Marple?

Miss Marple

Beasts, I haven't looked at the White House tweet feed. I have no doubt that will be coming up.

narciso

Taranto has a good riff on one study;

The idea behind what we wish the administration had the wit to call the Affordable Pear Act is that "food deserts" exist because of a market failure--because produce is in short supply. The experiment suggests the problem is more one of demand.

Jim Miller

One possible explanation for Napolitano leading the delegation at the Olympics: The Obama administration might be making an indirect gay point, given the rumors about her. (I have no idea whether there is any truth to the rumors, and don't much care.)

Usually, the presidential delegation is led by the president, the vice president, or the first lady.

I don't think she will actually be leading our athletes, any more than Bush did at the Beijing Olympics

Come to think of it, that gay rumor might also explain why she got the UC job.

narciso

The details, about the 'unexpected circumstance;


When a grocery store was opened in one Philadelphia food desert, 26.7 percent of residents made it their main grocery store and 51.4 percent indicated using it for any food shopping, the report found. But among the population that used the new supermarket, the researchers saw no significant improvement in BMI, fruit and vegetable intake, or perceptions of food accessibility, although there was a significant improvement in perception of accessibility to fruits and vegetables. . . .

narciso

Well Ockham's razor, Jim, would suggest a lack of confidence in security measures,

Rob Crawford
The idea behind what we wish the administration had the wit to call the Affordable Pear Act is that "food deserts" exist because of a market failure--because produce is in short supply.

There's a "food desert" about two miles from my house. It is flanked on two sides by Kroger's and is a short drive from easily half a dozen other grocery stores, butcher's shops, farmers' markets, etc. The reason it was declared a "desert" is supposedly the lack of sidewalks.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I agree with Eric's comment @ 8:08.

It is like libs are stuck in that awkward, pure emotion teen age when teens still rely on their parents, but hate & resent them.

We all pass through it, but eventually move on with responsibility.

Libs rely on America to take care of them...but then hate America.

The noble people in the wagon & the evil wagon pullers in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VREa-8-UK3A

Ignatz

--Sometimes I think Pelosi might (might) be in that group, she seems so disjointed and utterly clueless every time she speaks, and always has those vacant, staring eyes.--

Pretty sure that's cause the docs are running out of lid to lift;

Rob Crawford

Oh, and another nearby "food desert" is the site of Lunken Airport.

narciso

We learn a few other things from the Alonso-Zaldivar analysis: "Just 13 counties account for 20 percent of the uninsured. The top county, Los Angeles, has more than 2 million uninsured people, or about 5 percent of the national total." Cook County, Ill., is also "high on the list of places with lots of uninsured people. . . . It ranks third nationally in the total number of uninsured."raranto notices this piece from a supposed AP denking;

Beasts of England

Is that Michael Jackson or the Joker?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

NBC is the absolute worst and one of the many reasons I don't watch the Olympics. Rather than showing the action, they have those annoying "human interest" weepers about what somebody overcame to make it to the games.

Exactly the same for me.

narciso

so there really is no shame;


http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/02/fbi-agents-revolt-against-eric-holder.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+powerlineblog%2Flivefeed+%28Power+Line%29

MarkO

There's no food in the desert, just horses:

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name

Jim Miller

narciso - It is dismaying to see just how many of our journalists are innumerate, or close to it. I noticed the same thing Taranto did, but didn't bother to write about it.

(I did post about the claim that 700,000 watched yesterday's Seahawks parade. That seems dubious, given that the population of Washington state is about 7 million, and a great many people would not have been able to go to the parade. I saw three or four articles on the parade and none of them showed any skepticism about the number.)

clarice

Thanks, Rich..lift off from Ft Lauderdale is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Miss Marple

I like Scott Hamilton and Peggy Fleming's commentary on the skating.

They are Olympians from the old days, before NBC got its clutches into the games.

narciso

Well they end up tasajo in that case, MarkO

Bori

Narc,

That study is similar to the one on gun deaths. IIRC correctly in Louisiana 80% of all gun homicides was attributed to one county.

Eric in Boise

Yeah, Ig, that's pretty much it.

You must have pulled up an older picture of her, though. She seems a bit less focused as of late :)

narciso

ok, but hesides that;


http://freebeacon.com/obamas-bundler-nominee-to-be-ambassador-to-argentina-has-never-been-there/

Account Deleted

The CBO should have used dollars rather than man years. I'm pretty sure newly minted Parasite First Class Perkins (40yo) is going to focus on the dollars rather than his new "freedom". Let's say PFC Perkins makes the rational decision to pay (by not receiving) $1200 to receive a $2400 subsidy. (He was making $19,200.) His premium is $775 and his max OOP is $2,250.

If he doesn't get sick, he has $1975 fewer dollars to enjoy all that additional "freedom" and if he does get sick he could be out a total of $4225.

Small wonder the uninsured oppose Obamadontcare by a 2 to 1 margin.

Jane on Ipad

Jim,

It never occurred to me that Napolitano was going as anything other than the lesbian in chief. I didn't know it was a secret. There are lesbians and then there are Napolitano lesbians, if you know what I mean.

BB Key

Never forget : Janet Napolitano earned her spurs as a sherpa for Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas hearings . Enough said .

Jane on Ipad

Russia is knocking it out of the park.

Miss Marple

Janet, That was spectacular.

Lots of pressure on them, and they came through.

Danube on iPad

TK, here is what Sibley said (I can't cut-and-paste it, so this is from memory): "Remember, there is no Fifth Amendment privilege to refuse to answer a question put to a witness by a grand jury."

That is simply false. A grand jury witness's privilege differs not one iota from that of witnesses before congress or in court. In all three circumstances the witness has the privilege not to testify unless he is granted immunity. The statutes you are citing simply lay out the procedure for compelling the testimony of an immunized witness.

Captain Hate

so there really is no shame

Levin's lead story; I'm listening to the podcast now.

narciso

Recall she was picked for DHS, mostly because of this broadcast;

BB Key

narc,lol . How did Kristol get Rose to do that interview

rich@gmu

found the talking points and push back on the cbo release...

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