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October 16, 2014

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Frau Edith Steingehirn

Huh?

Threadkiller

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-16/initial-jobless-claims-collapse-april-2000-lows

Thomas Collins

If only all of our problems were similar to a decline in energy prices. I suppose if fusion technology is perfected, that will cause more problems. The march of technology causes dislocations and risks, but hunting and gathering can be risky, too.

Threadkiller

It all started with the ATMs, TC.

NKreBootDeux

TomM-- the Chinese and EuTopians are hurting and will get worse, the Gulf Sheiks will have less free cash to buy supercars with, so I hate to go all optimistic here, but I will. The USA will get a real $60-80BILLION consumer STIMULUS! from gas/food price reductions. IF... IF... there is a Repub Senate that does the right things, repeal ObummerCare, and force a veto, that comes with a deal to reduce spending and suspend the employer mandate for 5 years, plus corporate tax reform, and EPA reform, those would end to a significant degree the 5 years of fiscal hurdles Obummer created. The USA could see strong jobs and GDP growth, and just maybe avoid national bankruptcy. Putin? he lives off of the dying EuTopian economy and Brent... DOOM!!!

MarkO

TK and TC, the inexorable decline began with the damned fax machine.

matt

The Gulf sheikhs will have plenty of dough, but the plunderers in places like Russia, Iran, and Iraq are up shit's creeks without a paddle.

This may actually destabilize Iran, Venezuela, and Russia. Their economies were in a shambles and can't afford to take the hit.

As they say in Brooklyn, "my nose bleeds".

Thomas Collins

But without technological development, MarkO and TK, we wouldn't have treadmills or three piece suits. Well, I suppose early people could have clothed themselves with three different kinds of animal skins and run in place, but there was no sports bar with wide screens to go to after the exercise session.

One of my favorite jobs was delivering those big telephone books. But if I decided to retire from law prsctice and go into the telephone book delivery business again, I suspect demand would not be so great. Damned Intertubes and Smart Phones!

fdcol63

We all know it goes back to the invention of the wheel!

Damn those cavemen!

henry

Fire, then BBQ, then wheel (for eventual tailgating).

Extraneus

Stirewalt:

Whenever they tell you that words don’t matter, remember that on this day in 1854 a gangly man with a strong “Kentucky accent” made a speech that changed America. Today is the anniversary of the “Peoria Speech” by Abraham Lincoln, in which the former one-term congressman and Senate hopeful made his first public remarks in opposition to slavery. He didn’t get the Senate seat (that was before direct election of senators) but he did change the trajectory of his country, which then seemed bound for the expansion of slavery in the Western territories. Chicago newspaperman Horace White who had come out to hear Lincoln and Sen. Stephen Douglas, D-Ill., that day described Lincoln thusly: “although awkward, he was not in the least embarrassed.” The key, White wrote, was that Lincoln’s “eloquence was of the higher type, which produced conviction in others because of the conviction of the speaker himself. His listeners felt that he believed every word he said, and that, like Martin Luther, he would go to the stake rather than abate one jot or tittle of it.” You might need a third cup to get through the three-hour speech, but you can read it here.

(From previous thread.)

peter

No, it was the flouride in the water

Old Lurker

I absolutely 100% agree with MarkO about the fax machine starting the whole thing...

I have gone from proud early adopter of gadgets and software to damn near hating all of it. Except for JOM or course.

NKreBootDeux

matt@1037-- agree completely. My point about the Gulf Sheiks is they may have to downsize to Jag police cars instead of Lambo Aventadors

rse

To all LA area JOMers-scheduled to do half hour interview today on kfi radio if you are out and about.

GMax

How goes the battle in the House. Well we can get a clue from the changes posted by big fat Democrat Larry Sabato. There is a trend here see if you can detect it:

Sabato House rating changes:

CA-10: Likely R -> Safe R
IA-04: Likely R -> Safe R
MN-02: Likely R -> Safe R
NM-02: Likely R -> Safe R
NV-03: Likely R -> Safe R
PA-06: Likely R -> Safe R
NY-19: Lean R -> Likely R
NY-23: Lean R -> Likely R
NY-21: Lean R -> Likely R (pickup)
IA-01: Likely D -> Lean D
ME-02: Lean D -> Tossup
KS-02: Safe R -> Likely R
KS-03: Safe R -> Likely R

matt

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. It was an amazing day. I received a copy of a paper on PTSD treatment and the results confirm that Stellate Ganglion Block, which involves a shot of Novocain into the right side of the C6, helps eliminate the anxiety/anger response loop that is a big contributor to the condition.

It's cheap. It's safe. And it works. More research needs to be done to solidify its use, but practically, some military MD's around the world have been using this for a couple of years.

Got the news out to a bunch of influencers.

narciso

In Venezuela as I pointed out on a earlier thread, it led to the collapse of their social safety net,
CAP came back promising to restore it, but he had made a deal with the IMF, and hence we have the Caracazo, out of which Chavez would rise,

Extraneus

Check it out.

Democrats push back on travel ban

"I don't think we gain anything by spending our time talking about quarantines" of entire countries, Jackson Lee said in a phone interview. "We don't have an epidemic, and for that reason I don't think that calling for a quarantine of countries answers the question. We have to turn internally and look at our own selves and make sure our health infrastructure is where it needs to be."

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) agreed, characterizing a travel ban as an ill-advised "quick fix" that "will only exacerbate the epidemic in the region."

"Aside from being impractical, this reactionary strategy will force Ebola patients underground making it nearly impossible to track their movements, hinder the capacity for international healthcare workers to transport and administer critical aid, and erode the continent’s fragile economy," Moore said Wednesday in a statement.

Tying themselves up in knots over this, right before an election. 60% of the public favors a travel ban, including 57% of Democrats.

Jane

Good job Matt!

GMax

Foreshadowing?

Since 1984, ABC/WAPO has been asking the favorability question for parties. The Democrats have never been below 46…. But this time it was 39.

Hmmmmmm

Frustrated.

Posts into the void again.

Dave (in MA)
TK and TC, the inexorable decline began with the damned fax machine.
I think it involved the widespread adoption of PowerPoint and when "Personnel" became "Human Resources".
Janet

Posts into the void again.

I hear ya. Same thing here sometimes. I've given up on using our laptop.
Some days are better than others...this morning it is working fine.

Threadkiller

Dave, I mistook PowerPoint for Photoshop and almost wrecked the thread with Danube bait.

That was a close one.

Danube on iPad

I think the Founders intended it.

Strawman Cometh

"A temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is something that the president should absolutely consider, along with any other appropriate actions as doubts about the security of our air travel systems grow."
Should .. consider?
Strong words from our orange Bohner

peter

still chuckling about stripper dust and pdf layers from last night's thread.


Calming down that C-6 nerve root is very important, Matt, and Happy Belated birthday

fdcol63

Strong words from our orange Bohner

Was this before or after he cried? LOL

Strawman Cometh

erased my formatted /SARC tag on that last sentence

Old Lurker

That "should consider" jumped out at me too. What a wimp.

squaredance

OT:

Turkey is now bombing the Kurds, and with aircraft we sold them, no less.

Great NATO ally there.

To be expected, one supposes, but one does doubt that they would do this if that incompetent "communicator", GWB, was in office.

This is a profound humiliation for the USA, but of course nary a peep out of the Democrats.

Dave (in MA)

Pee-Wee the Tank Commander has testified as a friendly witness for one of the defendants in one of the Marathon bombing-related trials.

narciso

Many trees were ruthlessly snuffed out, in order for this to happen

anonamom

matt--I know how to do stellate ganglion blocks, from my residency back when we rode dinosaurs!
Glad you got such great news on your birthday.
Neuroscience is so cool!

Probably why vigorous exercise--preferably in the sun--helps so much too--some kind of feedback with the sympathetic nervous system that tones it down.

Captain Hate

I absolutely 100% agree with MarkO about the fax machine starting the whole thing...

I'm surprised at the staying power of those POSs after email attachments; I still get requests from people to fax them something to which I reply "how about smoke signals". A miserable excuse for technology which must have only existed to serve lawyers.

fdcol63

" ... I still get requests from people to fax them something ..."

CH, especially today when you can use an app on your smartphone to create an image/PDF of anything you can photo. LOL

Old Lurker

...and yet, and yet I one in each of my home offices and dedicated land lines for both.

Who says I hate change, huh?

Beasts of England

Who didn't see this coming? The term Ebola is now just thinly-veiled racism.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2014/10/ebola-now-functions-in-popular.html/

Tonto

I am listing anonamom as my primary care physician on all medical forms from here on out.

To add to Old Lurker's comments about the Criminal Minds jet: Aren't they always flying it from Quantico to DC? Wouldn't it be faster to have a Criminal Minds stretch limo making that trip? Or perhaps jet is the most efficient way to travel that corridor. Just wondering -- I'm not in the VA-DC area that often. But back to the CM jet -- no flight attendants? Or food service? Off on a Carol Hermann-ish side street here, but this is an indulgent group.

Also, whatever happened to Dana? Demoralized or did he box it and I missed it?

GMax

Stephen Green gets it:


the Democratic Party’s popularity is at its weakest in polling back 30 years, with more than half of Americans seeing the party unfavorably for the first time.

For the first time, I hasten to emphasize. The Donks got through LBJ, Carter, the Republican Revolution of 1994, and Obama’s first five years with their brand intact. Now? Not so much, if those ABC/WaPo numbers are correct.

Ask yourself this. If the shoe was on the other foot politically speaking, would this be on the national news nightly? Oh hell, you saw it nightly when Bush's favorability tanked, so you know the answer.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Speaking of Orange Man, I miss JMH a great deal. If anyone communicates with her, give her JOM love.

peter

hard to feel optimistic with all the damage they've done. Like waking up in Japan in August of 1945 and saying gee, so glad the emperor realizes he was wrong!

Holly

There's an app for image/PDF? Gotta get that one. What's the name of the app?

Jane

"Pee-Wee the Tank Commander has testified as a friendly witness for one of the defendants in one of the Marathon bombing-related trials."

If marijuana is deemed a valid excuse for aiding and abetting a terrorist we are so screwed.

Dave (in MA)

CH, speaking of which... People who attach MS Word documents when just a JPG and/or a few lines of text would suffice, need to be punched in the junk.

Old Lurker

There are a bunch of them Holly. Just google "iPhone PDF App".

Tonto

Yes, missing JMH -- and MayBee and B. Gates (both of whom pop up over at Althouse). As long as I'm strolling down memory lane, did Maid Marian ever reveal her true identity?

Old Lurker

Except it is fun when somebody sends you a Word.doc and is unaware about all the hidden editing information they contain, Dave.

DrJ

I still get requests from people to fax them something ...

There still is certain government correspondence that *requires* a FAX or snail mail. One example is the Department of Payment Management at HHS. Email with attachments is not allowed.

Then again, this department probably still uses IBM 360s.

Captain Hate

CH, speaking of which... People who attach MS Word documents when just a JPG and/or a few lines of text would suffice, need to be punched in the junk.

Don't get me started on that. Speaking of which, is the lack of boilerplate Word on Windows OS as an automatic add on the result of Slick's antitrust shakedown of Gates?

Beasts of England

For my last two consulting gigs with long-term customers, I had to fax about 30 pages between the two. I don't have a fax, so I go to my local FedEx Office.

Depending on the clientele at the moment, FedEx Office is an oasis. Everything you could ever need in an office repro room, supplies, faxes, scanners - and it all works every time. They also have an in-house debit card-type payment system that you can reload at a kiosk. Great idea.

And I've never gotten any stripper dust on me at a FedEx Office!

Captain Hate

Amen to that, Beasts. FedEx ain't cheap but they are efficient and user friendly.

Related.

Not that I know of, Tonto, but I know who I think she is.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Social mobility index puts Montana Tech at #1 (tuition $6,464) and Pitzer at #530 (tuition $45,018).
hahahahahaha! What a waste of money.
LUN

Holly

Sue, praying for your daughter. I heard last night on the radio that ambulance calls are being diverted from Presby to Baylor and Medical City. I'm also hearing from various sources that Presby is a disaster and the repercussions will reach deep into Dallas community and economy.

I attended the Ebola townhall meeting in Lakewood last night. Here's a link that gives access to video of the meeting. It's long. It seemed to me that most of the people attending the meeting were ICU and ER nurses and paramedics.

http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/health/2014/10/14/ebola-facts-not-fear-town-hall-meeting/17266017/

I also heard last night from a nurse attending the meeting that Nina Pham would be transferred soon to another hospital. Not sure where or why.

Thomas Collins

BOE, what is the problem with stripper dust? Your friend ought to save his corduroy pants as a memory of a great evening with a classy lady who shared her gown sparkles with him!

Beasts of England

He should have them framed, TC! Pretty sure it was his first encounter with said substance and he was more concerned with the dry cleaning bill. Think Big Bang Theory! ;)

narciso

Now in the same publicatdion, John Lydon does cluebat Russell Brand, are these idiots, unaware's of Defoe's 'Diary of Plague Year'

Miss Marple

Nina Pham has been transferred to Bethesda according to Fox, because they have a containment ward.

Thomas Collins

Well, BOE, his problem was he didn't take along his lady friend to the club. I'll bet his lady friend would have enjoyed the show and he wouldn't have been engaged with the entertainer to the extent that . . . ahem, never mind!

Holly

Ammending my comment re Nina Pham and reason for transfer. Nurses I talked to last night said the rumor is nurses at Pre;shy are threatening to walk out. CDC gives them new protocols hour to hour. It's a cluster.

Beasts of England

The fact that he doesn't have a lady friend also precludes that, TC! And those couples dances are expensive. Or so I've heard...

Holly

Arrgh, Pres;shy = Presby.

Captain Hate

Russell Brand should stick to matching wits with the gap toothed perv if he's looking to avoid self slattering.

anonamom

Geez, why would anybody choose to hang at Althouse rather than here???


Tonto, feel free to list me as your primary care doctor, but I haven't done any professionally for thirty five years. Basically, I subscribe to that "get enough sleep, move about as much as possible (except when on JOM) outdoors, and eat real food" school of health maintenance.
Oh, and be happy wine comes in boxes.

anonamom

I'm glad the pretense that every hospital in this country can take care of Ebola patients is being laid to rest with the transfer of Nina Pham.

We are not ready.

sbw

Howdy.

I’m coining the word “jeblet”.

A jeblet is a meaningless phrase said in a meaningful tone -- made popular by Jeb Bush on the campaign trail:

eg: On Common Core: “Criticisms and conspiracy theories are easy attention grabbers.”

On Immigration: “Illegal immigration is act of love: different kind of crime.”

Come on, Jeb. Don’t just adopt democrat policies. How do you recommend better? What do you dislike about the Democrat political positions on Common Core and Immigration?

Beasts of England

Jeblet - I'm on board, sbw! To the JOM Wiki!

Old Lurker

"Nina Pham has been transferred to Bethesda"

Oh great. I can see Bethesda from my porch...

Clarice can as well.

I should go back to Nantucket and just get fogged in for the winter.

Old Lurker

As long as you never use Jeblet and Giblet in the same sentence when talking about that guy.

RickB

"We are not ready."

anonamom,

If you think we're not ready now, wait 'til the survivors from Camp Abandon Hope show up and personnel at government hospitals start stampeding away.

It won't be long before Ebola starts killing here without infection. People are going to start avoiding taking their minor complaints to the nearest Ebola Room and some of the complaints will prove not to have been minor.

Miss Marple

NBC News is reporting on Twitter that Obama is expected to mobilize National Guard troops to send to Liberia for Ebola-fighting.

Thia is not going over ell, as you can see from theis Twitchy thread:

http://twitchy.com/2014/10/16/oh-hell-no-check-out-these-responses-to-the-report-that-the-national-guard-will-fight-ebola-in-africa/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

GMax

I guess the Boy Scouts were tied up?

Danube on iPad

"just a JPG and/or a few lines of text would suffice..."

Remember, some of us are self-taught. Hell, I still have trouble getting rid of the layers.

Extraneus

new thread

AliceH

<>

Ha!

I have a friend who says the tipping point was when computer terminal keyboards added those PF keys.

AliceH



Help! Not sure what happened -- I wasn't trying
to italicize.

Dave (in MA)
Remember, some of us are self-taught.
Aren't we all? I never went to E-Mail School.
tommy mc donnell

anybody think the falling gas prices are an election ploy?

glasater

anybody think the falling gas prices are an election ploy?

No

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