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December 28, 2014

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Janet - healthy and jolly as a joker!

The boxing should help with the arm strength. I had no idea how hard they are to pull.
I've been lousy about any kind of exercise for years now. I mostly drink coffee & smoke.

narciso

no, your boss is a jackalope, and there lies the issue:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/12/28/nypd-commissioner-rift-between-de-blasio-police-will-go-on-for-awhile/

Janet - healthy and jolly as a joker!

Finally a use for the finger pinching ladder, Janet.

Yeah, TK. We've shot that sucker full of holes!

Miss Marple

Danube, This sounds like desperate people more than professionals.

My sister has a good friend from Caracas who now lives in Miami. She despises the regime and has become a citizen. (Her father was a doc from there who became a US citizen.)

Miss Marple

Janet,

A gal after my own heart!

I read an article the other day that said IMAGINING yourself exercising improves your muscle tone. Sounds just like my type of workout!

I am going to imagine myself jogging around the neighborhood after I finish this cigarette.

Captain Hate

How are the Ravens losing to Connor Shaw and the Broens, at home, with a playoff spot on the line?

The Browns defense hasn't been the reason they've lost so many recent games. Flacco has been playing terribly for a couple games so this isn't completely surprising, although almost. I think Manziel's lackadaisical attitude has had a negative influence on the rest of the offense so Connor Shaw might have been an upgrade.

The game isn't over yet either.

Janet - healthy and jolly as a joker!

I am going to imagine myself jogging around the neighborhood after I finish this cigarette.

Perfect! hah! Maybe we could open some gyms for people like us. They'd essentially be a coffee shop that allows smoking...but we would suggest customers imagine themselves exercising.

A "Marlboro Muscles" franchise...

Miss Marple

Sounds like a GREAT idea.

I always thought there should be a smoking airline. You could make a fortune on Japanese customers.

narciso

the same confluence and malice:

http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/12/the-anti-israel-anti-police-alliance/

James D.

Can I just say that I loathe the Philadelphia Eagles?

I know it's meaningless, but losing to them is always galling.

Threadkiller

Feel the Burn

narciso

confluence of malice and ignorance.

Jack is Back!

MM,

There is a smoking airline. Its called Garuda but you don't want to use it unless you have an affinity for clove scented cigs.

Captain Hate

Ravens up by 10. For some reason I think they might be a tough matchup for New England if they meet.

narciso

I was right to be suspicious:

http://billgaede.hubpages.com/hub/Rolando-Sarraff-Trujillo

Danube on iPad

If Snyder sells the team the new owner will cave on the name.

Danube on iPad

This from the Michigan Law Review gave me a mighty chuckle:

"The 2008 election cycle has been a busy one for legal disputes over the qualifications of presidential candidates, with federal cases having been filed to challenge both major candidates' eligibility under the "natural born Citizen" clause. These cases unquestionably present vital questions of constitutional law, touching on matters of self-evident national importance. It is doubtful, however, that they are justiciable in lower federal courts. Standing requirements and the political question doctrine make it unlikely that a federal court will reach the merits in cases of the type filed to date."

Threadkiller

Well that's better than your giggling over the fate of an airliner and it's passengers.

daddy

I'm reading You Can't Go Home Again as a book group selection; I don't think time has been kind to it. I think Wolfe styled himself as a hilljack Proust and really needed an editor to cut a wide swathe through the gasbag prose.

Captain, A guy who is a very good writer, Ray Bradbury, must have had a very high opinion of Wolfe. I think so, because he wrote a Sci-Fi short story, (I believe it's called "Forever And The Earth", in which 400 years in the future they need a great writer to write the quintessential novel of the history of the conquest of the Galaxy, so they invent a time machine and steal Wolfe from the instant before his death, ship him to the future, cure him with advanced medicine, then send him out around the Universe to pen this great book. You get the feeling that Bradbury thought Wolfe was a terrific writer who sadly lacked a subject big enough for his talents. Anyhow, he finishes the amazing future book, then they return him to his death bed and he immediately croaks.

Read it a few years back in an anthology and thought "What an odd tale."

The only thing I ever read of Wolfe's was the short story "Only The Dead Know Brooklyn." Fair to middling.

Captain Hate

You get the feeling that Bradbury thought Wolfe was a terrific writer who sadly lacked a subject big enough for his talents.

Since he wrote mainly about himself he was a more articulate and less lazy version of 404.

Danube on iPad

I was giggling over the loons' fixation on Loretta Fuddy. Still am.

maryrose

"Sigh"
CH: I was so hoping the Browns could be 8 and 8 for the season.Oh well. I've decided Dallas is my new team. Is Houston still in it?
It doesn't seem fair that Texas has 2 teams in the playoffs.
Sue: I always think of you and Porch when Texas teams win.
Porch: Did the kids like their presents from Santa?
clarice: Once again a great "Pieces"

Sue

Maryrose,

You can help me push Dallas the Superbowl.

Threadkiller
"An AirAsia Airbus 320 has gone missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore, according to the National Agency Search and Rescue Republic of Indonesia."

Are they sure Loretta Fuddy wasn't on board?

Sick.

Jack is Back!

As a committed Redskins fan, win, lose or just look ridiculous doing both, I am throwing my support behind the Pack. There is something about small town America and blue collar sensibility that appeals to me in this age of elitism and establishmentarianism.

They are finding it hard against the Lions so far but I have no doubt that they will meet the Pats in the Super Bowl even if they have to go through Seattle.

Captain Hate

Sue: I always think of you and Porch when Texas teams win.

I'm pretty sure Porch doesn't cheer for the Pukes.

Captain Hate

Nor does Sue cheer for the Spurs.

Threadkiller

Bringing up articles from 2008 without provocation isn't a fixation?

Probably not, since you failed to link the entire article.

Here you go.
http://www.michiganlawreview.org/articles/the-justiciability-of-eligibility-may-courts-decide-who-can-be-president

Danube on iPad

Has anyone linked to Pieces?

Sue

I detest the Spurs.

Eli Manning, RGIII and Mark Sanchez walk into a bar...

...to watch Tony Romo in the playoffs.

::happy dancin'::

jimmyk

Even as a Lions fan, I know they have no chance against the Pack. Not sure what the point spread is, but I'd be surprised if they come within 14. Their offense is pathetic unless they are playing a weak team.

Threadkiller

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/12/for_the_media_the_climate_of_hate_is_always_on_the_right_.html

Sue

Capt'n,

I realize I think the Cowboys are THE Texas team, but Mayrose probably meant just any old Texas team.

maryrose

Sue:
You are correct. I want Oklahoma to win in the NBA this year. I would love for the cavaliers to make the playoffs1. Yes I am a dreamer.

Sue

Noooooo. The Mavericks need another ring.

Tonto

Captain:

If we ever meet up in the NYC area I bring my husband along -- he has some terrific Gordon Lish stories. Harry was a junior contributing editor at Esquire when Gordo was there. Stories to be told over drinks.

Miss Marple

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/12/28/3607083/pope-francis-climate-secret-weapon-next-year/

Whether this is true or simply wishful thinking, I do not know.

Absent a declaration of infallibility on the subject, I intend to proceed as always.

daddy

Sunrise occurs in Surabaya in 10 minutes, so should be getting some updates for the next 10 hours or so.

My current Satellite shot of the weather in the region shows big Thunderstorm systems in Singapore and northwest, but fairly clear in the area where the plane went missing.

Captain Hate

Tonto that would be outstanding.

Captain Hate

maryrose, did you see Russell Westbrook on Christmas? Dear God what a talent; I think Hubie Brown would bump off Brooks for a chance to coach him and KD.

daddy

Wanted to mention that I have not noticed a single instance of anyone responding to our resident trolls over the last 4 or 5 days. What a pleasant place JOM has been without that recurring distraction.

Captain Hate

maryrose, the Cavs will make the playoffs barring a major injury to LeBron. If they were in the West it would be another story.

Captain Hate

Here you go, DoT:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/12/for_the_media_the_climate_of_hate_is_always_on_the_right_.html

Captain Hate

Jeebis, Matthew Stafford is 0-15 on the road against teams with winning records.

Another bob

Rodgers carted off on GB.

Another bob

Um, *in* GB.

Jane

Daddy,

Have you flown that route? DO you think it was downed by weather? (Obviously I'm talking about the Airbus disappearance)

Jane

So will the Catholics here do what the Pope says on Climate change?

Danube on iPad

(Ahem.) Most excellent, Clarice.

I haven't seen anything from the trolls themselves, which is indeed nice.

daddy

Miss Marple,

It's hard to know what Pope Francis's opinion is on Global Warming since, like the recent "All Dogs go to Dog Heaven" statement, he may have never said such a thing.

Up here tho' a similar scare scheme is on a roll, since in todays ADN we get this: Study finds Alaskans concerned about ocean acidification, but hazy on details

Alaskans are three times as likely as Americans as a whole to know about ocean acidification and be worried about it, but are hazy on the scientific process...

Unlike climate change, which has been part of the national discussion for years, “Ocean acidification is a topic that scientists have been studying only recently,” Frisch said. “We just really haven’t had the time yet to get that momentum.”

In the comments there is mention by the first poster of the Breitbart link explaining the Acidification scam, but it seems that the new tactic is to do studies, not simply on Ocean Acidification, but on whether the population is scared enough by Ocean Acidification and if not, figuring out strategies to make them more scared. My guess is that's where the money is being spent lately.

Beasts of England

Roughing the passer? Seriously?

Captain Hate

Stafford pulls a Brady and gets the call.

Extraneus

Saudi official: Salaries will not be cut as part of efforts to reduce spending

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Finance Ministry says it is not trying to trim public salaries, wages and allowances after an earlier government statement said efforts were being made to reduce such expenditures in the face of a nearly $39 billion deficit.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency on Sunday quoted an unnamed ministry official as saying there is no validity to comments being made on social media that the government plans to cut wages.

On Thursday, an official statement carried on SPA in English said the government would continue to invest heavily in development programs and create more job opportunities for its citizens "with more efforts to reduce current expenditures, especially expenses of salaries, wages, allowances and the like, which represent nearly 50 percent of the approved budget expenditures" for 2015.

Jack is Back!

Pope Francis never said anything about dogs or animals going to heaven. Not even close. Pope Paul VI did in crypted tones. But not Francis.

Of course, the left wing media is going to find every nuance of language to creidit to the Pope. He is their best chance to make abortioin legitimate as well as gay marriage.

Beware of language especially when translated from Spanish to Italian to English. Lots of different dialectiacal nuances that may not be what people understand.

Tonto

Captain: Outstanding from my end, too. Next time you're in the NYC area we will do it!

We use to be in (or driving through) Ohio a bunch, since Harry had an uncle (gone, but not forgotten) in Cleveland, and our daughter was at the University of Chicago. But since our daughter graduated, Interstate 80's not the frequent footpath it once was. So, next year in New York!

Miss Marple

JiB,

Indeed. I have given up on any sort of intelligent coverage from the press, and from left wign blog spots even more.

I put that article up because it is interesting that they THINK (or want their followers to think) that Pope Francis is going to be on their side.

Jane, We do not have to do what the Pope says on climate change any more than churches here had to do what Pope Benedict said about liturgical music (which is a darn shame, may I say, having heard a REALLY bad "Go Tell It On the Mountain" at mass this morning).

Infallibility only concerns matters of faith and when the Pope speaks ex cathedra (I think that is the term, Jack can probably explain better. I am a convert so am a little fuzzy on some issues.)

I have no objection to taking care of the earth and its creatures. Number one on my to-do list would be getting rid of those huge, ugly wind farms which kill birds and bats in alarming numbers.

Jack is Back!

Rodgers out with calf injury. But if the Lions get ahead he will be back. Why shouldn't he?

peter

very fair point, J-i-b

henry

Flynn sacked, Rodgers back from the locker room... on cue for JiB.

Tonto

Jack: Will you be here on the East End during the holiday season? If so, let me know.

peter

Actually now that I have read the Guardian article, not just the headline, and jumping to conclusions, I see the Pope has not said anything yet on climate change, just that he is going to address the UN in September and it is anticipated that he will speak about the environment as well as poverty and religion. So I apologize to all the Catholics in the room.

Extraneus

Peter, I meant to thank you on the last thread for braving that spellbinding Samantha Power exposé in the New Yorker.

daddy

Jane,

I have not done that route, but I've done tons of stuff close by. You are constantly dodging weather.

Extreme weather could bring the plane down, but my uneducated guess at this time is that a more likely scenario is much more like the Air France over the Atlantic, where for whatever reasons (blocked pitot tubes, etc) the plane starts entering strong buffet and the crew is unable to determine if the cause of the buffet is from going too fast, or if it is buffet from approaching stall. If they were getting hammered and for whatever reason they could not trust or properly analyze their airspeed instruments, you can tear the wings off by going too fast or tear the wings off by stalling and falling uncontrolled out of the sky which eventually tears the wings off from overspeed during the plummet and probably by over-stressing the plane in trying to pull out the plummet.

Way too early to tell, but the 2nd scenario is I believe what happened to the Air France over the Atlantic, and I don't believe we determined the cause until I think a couple years afterwards when we found the black box.

I do think that the CNN discussion of the possible consequences of having prematurely climbed trying to get above the weather is valuable. If you climb high but are close to being overweight that very high altitude, the airspeed buffer between going too fast and going too slow becomes minuscule, and you are sort of sitting on a razors edge.

Generally if I'm going thru weather, I try to keep a significant buffer of say 20 knots below the too fast side, and 20 knots above the too slow side. I try to get established in the middle of that 40 knot airspeed difference, which allows me to push up the throttles if I notice a deceleration towards the stall buffer, or allows me to pull back the throttles if I notice an increase in airspeed toward overspeed. I personally would rather stay lower altitude wise and get knocked around by the cloud tops and have that 40 knot airspeed buffer, instead of being a few thousand feet higher and having an airspeed buffer of only 5 or 10 knots total, and being worried by every little bump.

It appears to me that from these guys reported experience (6500 hours and 2500 hours) the crew should have had plenty of experience to not do something foolish.

Beasts of England

What's your nominal speed, daddy? And on which typical equipment? (If you don't mind me asking or if you can share...)

Jane

Daddy,

Since the plane can lock down it's bottom (I'm sure I've got that wrong) is a Miracle on the Hudson landing possible, or is it most likely a plummet?

Are you saying the wings come off the plane? yikes!

Extraneus

Looks like another tragedy unfolding, from the pic at the link.

One dead, hundreds trapped after fire breaks out on ferry near Greek Island

ATHENS, Greece – Italian and Greek military and coast guard rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.

The Italian Navy said 190 of the 478 people on the ferry, sailing from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy, had been evacuated by late Sunday night. Most were airlifted by helicopter to other merchant vessels sailing nearby.

"It will be a very difficult night. A night in which we hope we will be able to rescue all on board," Greek Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said in Athens.

Jim Miller

It may be perverse, but I've found that I rather enjoy watching the Seahawks games -- while getting the play-by-play on the radio, even though the radio is about 5 seconds ahead of the TV.

Or maybe partly because the radio tells me what to look for before it happens.

The combination is especially good for commercials, since it makes it easier for me to ignore both the pictures and the sound.

(I think I have mentioned before that I am not very good at watching TV, or movies, for that matter. Too passive, I suppose.)

NKonIPad

Daddy. Doesthe Airbus computer controls make that sort of customized flight proflle more difficult?

Jack is Back!

daddy,

I understand the pilot had over 7K hours on the Airbus 320-200 and over 15K total on all commercial.

We should find out in the next 48 hours. This is nothing like MH-370.

Extraneus

Seems a little late to go with the Bill Clinton strategy...

Bill Cosby reportely hires private investigators to dig up dirt on accusers

daddy

Beasts,

I have been on the MD-11 now for 20 years, so that's about the only plane I can remember anything about to talk intelligently. Has 3 engines, flies fine on two, and we usually cruise at about .82 Mach. The airspeed in knots will change due to temp and altitude as Mach remains constant, but it's usually somewhere around 280-300 knots indicated. Our big speed is Mach.86, and our recommended Mach for turbulence is somewhere between .82 and .80, so usually I spin in .81, and then see where that leaves me on the speed tape buffers before refining.

Jane,

I do not know Airbus products at all, but I would have to assume that just to be certified within the industry the A-320 would have had to have be able to demonstrate in testing that it was capable of being adequately steered by the pilots following a loss of all engines and all electrical power. So positing that, if on a clear day and they had not allowed the plane to get away from them during the loss of engines and electrics, I would think that they should have been capable, or at least have had a decent chance, of putting it down semi-survivably on the surface of the ocean.

I have no idea if that's what occurred here, and apparently the sea conditions were awful.

Once they were on the oceans surface it would have been life-raft time, and all these overwater flights are required to carry adequate amounts of life-raft type equipment.

Jack is Back!

Hard to land on water without wings. When you break up due to high dome TS turbulance there is only prayer.

Captain Hate

It may be perverse, but I've found that I rather enjoy watching the Seahawks games -- while getting the play-by-play on the radio, even though the radio is about 5 seconds ahead of the TV.

Or maybe partly because the radio tells me what to look for before it happens.

Four years ago I listened to the NBA Finals between the Mavs and Heat on ESPN radio with the television muted; mainly because Hubie Brown and the since deceased Dr Jack Ramsey did such a superior analysis job compared to Fatass Mark Jackson and Van Gundy. There was also a delay so I could watch the play develop knowing where the ball would go.

Captain Hate

Seems a little late to go with the Bill Clinton strategy

I was inclined to believe him before that.

Beasts of England

Appreciate that, daddy!

daddy

NK,

We need somebody who has flown the Airbus to comment on your question. I'm clueless.

When I went thru the comments from the babblers at Airline Pilots Central discussing the missing Flight, it was mainly just the usual name calling suspects knowing as little as I do.

Jack is Back!

NK,

Do you trust your computer with life and death decisons? Think fly-by-wire technology. If you are a hands on pilot like daddy and the non Airbus others then at least you have your actions and training. Not so much Airbus.

Two NFL words for winner: Aaron Rodgers. Rout them Pack.

But to beat Seattle at their home you better shore up that defense. if Stafford can run on you, what do you think Wilson can do?

Captain Hate

Suh is such a POS

daddy

Dogs...

Captain Hate

Another clutch performance by Mattie Ice.

Miss Marple

Another day in South Central LA:

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b0018f5f0dea4dd1a2b549dfcb243fd6/hearse-stolen-outside-church-casket-inside

Jane

I was inclined to believe him before that.

Seriously? I've been a long time fan of Cosby, particularly for the message he has tried to bring to the black community for years, but there are just too many people coming forward. They were all young and had mentoring type relationships with him. There just aren't enough screwed up chicks to make that up.

Danube on iPad

M. Stafford has compiled quite a record ob the road against winning teams (0-16).

I hope Suh gets suspended for next week's game.

Captain Hate

Seriously? I've been a long time fan of Cosby, particularly for the message he has tried to bring to the black community for years, but there are just too many people coming forward.

I guess I can only go by my experiences as a father of daughters. Number one, there's no way I would let my children be alone overnight with an adult I don't know, no matter who he is. Number two, if they get assaulted then I go after him, again no matter who he is. I don't think it's blaming the victim to point out that they weren't served well by their parents.

I just don't see what is served by people coming forward now when it's too late to do anything positive about it. Maybe I'm just not in tune with today's culture.

jimmyk

I'm guessing a fine, no suspension. It wasn't as blatant or as rough as Raiola last week. He had his back to him and the first step could have been unintentional. The second should get him fined, though.

Iggy

--I just don't see what is served by people coming forward now when it's too late to do anything positive about it.--

Do we know he wasn't still doing it?
Leches are leches until they croak, generally.

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Capt,

I'd bet money their parents didn't know. I wouldn't have told my mother.

I agree about the timing, but that doesn't mean he didn't do it.

Danube on iPad

"I don't think it's blaming the victim to point out that they weren't served well by their parents."

But weren't a number of the accusers adult young women out earning a living on their own?

Cecil Turner

If Joe Sixpack increases McDonald's sales by the amount he reduces Chevron's sales, no stimulus occurs.

Oh, nonsense. I get the definition of GDP and the equivalence of spending regardless of good/service it's chasing, but this definition of "stimulus" reduces to absurdity. By that definition, a gas tax would be neutral if we then passed the monies collected on to some Saudi prince and he stuck it in his bank account.

Money not spent on gas (or, even better, competitive funds spent on gas from shale oil development in the US) stimulates production of goods and services. I think we're already seeing it in employment numbers, and IMO it's likely to increase.

Cecil Turner

I just don't see what is served by people coming forward now when it's too late to do anything positive about it.

Nor do I. My official position is that if you want me to take your sexual assault seriously, act as if you do. (And that means I expect there's a police report on file somewhere.)

Captain Hate

But weren't a number of the accusers adult young women out earning a living on their own?

My children are in their mid to late 30s and still consult me about things. I sure don't have a need to know about their love lives but if they thought they were assaulted I'd expect to hear about it. I'm kind of surprised that people would do otherwise.

Thomas Collins

Even with the TD he gave up today, my vote for value over reasonably expected value for position goes to Revis. I would also vote for Revis over Watt for defensive player of the year. Antonio Brown gets my vote for Offensive Player of the Year. I'll wait for the Steelers/Bengals game to end to pick between Big Ben and Brady and Rodgers and Manning for MVP. And with apologies to CH, Pete Carroll gets my Coach of the Year vote. Seahawks getting first seed after winning Super Bowl in today's NFL is quite an accomplishment. My Grow Up, Juiceboxer vote goes to Johnny Manziel.

jimmyk

I suspect these women were ambitious, which was why they put themselves in a risky situation in the first place, and then were reluctant to do anything that might adversely affect their prospects. Cosby took full advantage.

jimmyk

if they thought they were assaulted I'd expect to hear about it.

Agreed, but parents of grown kids don't have the influence on them that they would have on younger kids. The might have told their parents, the parents might have said "Go to the police," and they may have just ignored the parents' advice.

Captain Hate

No apologies necessary, TC. My opinion of Pete Carroll improved when I saw a clip of him interacting with Harbaugh in a manner that refuted all the stories about a mutual loathing. Admittedly it's a small insignificant thing except it makes me think that the Goodell Football League is barely above professional wrestling in garbage gossipy story lines.

Miss Marple

Speaking as a woman who was in the work force in the 70's, this doesn't surprise me.

It is important to remember the zeitgeist of the time, when sex was being touted as something everyone should participate in, and women were being urged to get into the workforce and follow their dreams.

I can easily see how some of these women, not being as street-smart as women of today, would end up in such situations.

The fact that he was an extremely popular actor and producer with a stellar reputation would make them even more susceptible.

And I can also understand not reporting it: who would have believed them?

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I'm kind of surprised that people would do otherwise.

It sounds like you are a great father. Not everyone is that lucky.

jimmyk

And I can also understand not reporting it: who would have believed them?

At least one of them was drugged. If she'd gone to the police they could have detected the drug in her system.

Miss Marple

jimmyk,

We know that now. Would she have known it 30 years ago?

Captain Hate

The might have told their parents, the parents might have said "Go to the police," and they may have just ignored the parents' advice.

True, it's an emotionally touchy issue but I'd tell them that if they don't do anything about it that it won't stop happening to others. It's very difficult for me to imagine that of all these victims that none of them did as much as file a police report. To paraphrase CT, if they don't take it seriously why should I?

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