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March 13, 2017

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James D.

Well, my bracket is already a mess, and I'm in next to last place in my pool.

(this is why I put in the "last place" rule where the person who finishes dead last gets their $5 back)

I'm down three Sweet Sixteen teams, and one Elite Eight team already, and I picked the wrong #12 seed. Blah.

And a special thanks to CH for his Terps laying down like dogs when I had them making it to the fourth round.

Threadkiller

Your result is the same as my 8:28 from yesterday, Ig.

Trying to do ratios/portions and oz together caused me my error, although I can't put my finger on it now that I solved it by doing the equation with ratio/portions only.

I hope there is no math today.

Threadkiller

Last page:

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Miss Marple the Deplorable

Davod,

He was one of Obama's campaign people. He's creepy-looking, too.

Jim Eagle

Erin go bragh! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

What I do on iPhone and iPad to get to the last page is I put my finger on the URL to bring up the menu. I pick "select all", then "copy". I bring that over to my Notes App, paste it there and change the page number to 99. Put my finger on it bring up the menu, "select all" & "copy" then paste on the JOM url.

It may sound convoluted but I haven't found anyway to get to the end of the URL on either the phone or tablet.

-peter

Puzzle was from a Mensa bulletin. They did the answer was 40 and made no mention of rounding off. Of course the puzzle ignores the fact that when alcohol and water are mixed the volume is less than the sum of each separate

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 14h14 hours ago

Great progress on healthcare. Improvements being made - Republicans coming together!

jimmyk

Ig, this part is wrong:
One quarter of one of those ounces contains .00625 oz spirits and .24375 oz water.

That's only a 39:1 ratio.

TK, that's one of many reasons I don't like calculators, and it's usually better to use actual fractions rather than decimals for problems like that. A calculator will sometimes tell you that if you divide 1 by 3, then multiply the result by 3, you get .99999.... Use fractions and it's obvious that (1/3)x3=1.

Again, they way I made it even easier was multiplying everything by four, which doesn't change the ratio: After the two transfers you get a ratio of (39+1/41)/40 of spirits to water. Multiply both numerator and denominator by 41, and you get 40/41.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 13h13 hours ago

My representatives had a great meeting w/ the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the WH today. Look forward to tremendous growth & future mtgs!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Tweets & replies Media

Donald J. Trump Retweeted
Diamond and Silk®‏Verified account @DiamondandSilk Mar 11

When the President says "You're Fired" That means: "Pack Yo Stuff and Go, Not Say "You Refuse to Go! #DrainTheSwamp Choo Choo Baby!

Threadkiller

I prefer Trump's black social media friends to Obama's.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/obamacare-freedom-caucus-steve-bannon-trump-ryan-236149

Discussion of the negotiations.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

Me too!

Threadkiller

A calculator will sometimes tell you that if you divide 1 by 3, then multiply the result by 3, you get .99999.... Use fractions and it's obvious that (1/3)x3=1.

To think we faked putting a man on the moon and we can't have a calculator do simple math..

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/mike-pence-immigration-grandfather.html?smid=tw-share

They certainly went into detail in this story, digging up the grandfather's Ellis Island records and everything.

You just know they were hoping to find some sort of irregularity.

les nessman

Suggestion for JOM stylebook:
Anyone who posts one of those tired old "First!" comment should also post the link to the last page of that threads comments.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Happy Lá Fheile Phadraig to all of my great Irish friends!

JimNorCal

Wouldn't it be great if someone put this on the first page each time a new thread is rolled? Much better than simply writing "first"

Last page:
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Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.thelocal.fr/20170317/father-and-son-found-with-their-throats-slit-on-paris-street

JimNorCal

Well said, les nessman! :)

jimmyk

Give this guy a NEA grant!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/make-america-great-again-anus-tattoo_us_58cac967e4b0ec9d29d9bba0

(Trigger alert, possibly NSFW.)

lurkersusie

This is a great response

Mollie‏ @MZHemingway

OMB's Mulvaney tells reporters that this year the budget was not written w/ an eye toward increasing the value of their condos.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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Buckeye

When I was a kid, I hung around the neighborhood gas station whenever the old guy who owned it had a neat project going.

This was back in the day when they local gas station did all kinds of repairs. In this case, Kenny did it all, including engine rebuilds.

One day I watched him honing engine cylinders, one at a time, and test fitting pistons. He had a very fancy micrometer that he used to measure the bore that was capable of measuring 1/10000 of an inch.

He used that when boring/honing with the rough stones. but when he did the final passes on each cylinder, he would clean it, oil it, and then test fit the piston, never using the fancy micrometer.

When I ask why, he explainined "the mic just tells me a number, my fingers tell me the answer".

PD

Crawl on CNN this morning:

TRUMP PROPOSES TO CUT SOCIAL PROGRAMS HIS BASE RELIES ON

A possibly-more-accurate statement might be: Trump proposes to not have government fund programs that lead to blue hells.

I've been reading Tom Bethell's "The Noblest Triumph," which is about property rights, not social programs. But he has a good discussion about the distinction between intentions and incentives. As in, one might have the best of intentions (and leftist intentions are always pure as the wind-driven snow, dont'cha know?), but government programs to implement those intentions do so by means of incentives that bring out the most venal characteristics in those benefiting from them, as they compete for the cash.

So it is with social programs. Intentions notwithstanding, the incentives produce results not intended.

Man Tran

Peter,
That Mensa bit plus your observation about the volume changed is what pissed me off about this kind of puzzle. It's a false sense of precision. I'm a measurement ingineer. My mentor beat us to death about the hidden effects. OK, pick your device for extracting the sample. How much wets the edge and climbs up the container and evaporates. How about a syringe? What was left in the space in front of the piston and in the needle.

I'm telling ya, anything past two significant figures is nearly impossible to accomplish. Too much of the world is controlled by people with the math and not the experience of how much of Mother Nature has built in rounding errors.

In our normal political discussions here, how 'imprecise' is our beloved Constitution that a million monkeys lawyers want to fiddle it to death with precision that only mucks up the clarity.

Man Tran

Think how precise the math is in those supercomputers running those climate models. How's that workin' out for ya?

Buckeye

Tillerson in South Korea sending a message to the crazy runt and the Chinese.

Policy of "strategic patience" is over.

I think Trumps's meeting with Xi will be very interesting.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Man Tran,

Thanks you for explaining something I was always puzzled about. When I took college chemistry they were always saying "exactly 2.2 ml" but I wondered myself about fluid left in the pipette or test tube.

Paula Deen makes a big deal about accurate measurements in baking. However, how much fluid is in an average egg? They all aren't exactly the same, even if you're buying grade A large. If a recipe calls for a "heaping teaspoon" of a dry ingredient, how large should the heap be?

Thanks for convincing me I'm not nuts!

jimmyk

I'm telling ya, anything past two significant figures is nearly impossible to accomplish.

MT, you're right, of course, and to make this more on-topic for JOM topic, entities like the CBO take their models far too literally and rarely acknowledge the degree of imprecision (which is a lot more than two significant digits).

But these sorts of puzzles are just games, not meant to be used in rocket science. They do help illustrate certain pitfalls, like thinking that if something grows by 10% and then declines by 10% it's back where it started.

Old Lurker

MM "Thanks for convincing me I'm not nuts!"

Well, he did not go that far, MM. Or he might say "you might be convinced, MM, but that does not necessarily make it true."

:-)

Jim Eagle

Think how precise tehe math is in those supercomputers running those climate models. How's that workin' out for ya?

MT,

GIGO! That is the basic argument that NOAA and Watermelon brigade cannot defend. All the models are flawed because of input that is based on assumptions and hypothetical data points. Lindzen does a good job of explaining that but the media are math and science illiterate as we all know.

BTW, I accepted -peter's problem as a straight math calculation not with any ulterior inputs and dimensions.

B

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Buckeye,

Should explain why he didn't want the press on the plane. The hand-wrining and worries about war would have been epic. Not to mention the stories.

Fictional example:

Looking more like the Dark Lord of War, Tillerson peered over his reading glasses, worn to soften his intimidating demeanor.

Always known as a fierce negotiator, the man known as T-Rex now has the world's largest military to back him up in his face-off with the North Korean who has poison gas and nuclear missiles.

Etc. etc. twenty paragraphs about casualties expected in Asia when nuclear war comes.

jimmyk

I hadn't seen MT's comment about climate models before mentioning the CBO, but yes, that's an even better illustration.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Los Angeles Times‏Verified account @latimes

What is the National Endowment for the Arts? Without it, we wouldn't have 'Hamilton' http://lat.ms/2nK4cUH

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Do tell. And this would be bad, why?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President's schedule for today:

9:30 am || Meets with the Republican Study Committee

10:00 am || Holds a “listening session” on veterans affairs; Roosevelt Room

11:20 am || Welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel; West Wing Lobby (OH BOY)

11:30 am || Meets with Merkel

12:30 pm || Leads a roundtable discussion on vocational training with United States and German business leaders; Cabinet room

1:20 pm || Holds a joint press conference with Merkel; East Room

1:50 pm || Working luncheon with Merkel; State Dining Room

2:00pm || Merkel storms out the White House in tears, Barron Trump seen playing on White House lawn with a labrador

4:00 pm || Departs White House

6:25 pm || Arrives West Palm Beach, Florida

jimmyk

And continuing on the numbers jag, Taranto points out the NYT's blatant distortion:

https://twitter.com/jamestaranto/status/842718838856863744

The NYT's headline was "Amid 'Trump Effect' Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants."

The actual survey showed: 39% of colleges reported a decline, 35% reported an increase, 26% reported no change.

Jim Eagle

So, the National Endowment for the Arts, subsidized the public hectoring of our Vice President-Elect? How PBS/NPR of them.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

LOL! I copied that schedule from the morning news thread on Reddit without reading it. I think they might have added a few things.

I will say he's not giving much time to Merkel, and she's NOT getting the Abe Mar-a-Lago treatment.

Jim Eagle

I see what you did there MM:)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

That's what I thought.

Defund the National Endowment for the Arts.

Make Broadway Great Again!

jimmyk

Without it, we wouldn't have 'Hamilton'

The assumption is absurd anyway. That's like saying without Fannie Mae we wouldn't have houses, or without farm price subsides we wouldn't have farmers.

"Hamilton" was hugely profitable. Perhaps those who made the profits should repay the taxpayers.

Janet S.

It seems important that we start labeling all the organizations living off of taxpayer money as businesses.

Planned Parenthood, Corp. for Public Broadcasting, ALL the enviro. groups, ALL the refugee groups,...

These things are businesses. They can exist, but they need to stand on their own & get their cash from THEIR supporters.
NO MORE taxpayer money.

Our local online "news" site had an article (advertisement) for the refugee jobs fair.

https://www.arlnow.com/2017/03/15/rally-to-provide-information-on-welcoming-advocating-for-refugees/

My Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) is sending someone from his office. That loser wouldn't even go to the inauguration of the President of the United States.
He is working for the interests of citizens of other countries though.

Perhaps he should run for office in Syria.

Captain Hate

It's a good day to wear orange.

Man Tran

jimmyk,

Heh, your CBO example shows our respective home turfs. I'll bet those guys have their spreadsheet columns set for about six decimal places while making assumptions that are off by 300%.

Threadkiller


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Captain Hate

Drain the CBO swamp.

DebinNC

BOzo described Merkel as one of his besties. He gave her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He believes his speech at the Brandenburg Gate was one for the ages. He wanted to repeat it on his vanity farewell tour, but someone with sense talked him out of it. It's very odd he'd time his Hawaii-Tahiti getaway when he knew Merkel would be in DC. And that's not all that's odd about it.

Captain Hate

Do Beyer and his fellow goof, Kaine, ever admit that the three stooges of Zippy, Curb Dive and Lurch were instrumental in creating this "refugee" *cough* immigrant *cough* situation.

sbw

A tweet mentioned defunding Meals on Wheels.

I tweeted back, “Who should pay for Meals on Wheels -- Americans or taxpayers?”

He tweeted,“fair question. Meals on Wheels is a civic virtue. too much volatility to rely on fundraising campaigns to cover their budget”

I replied, “Presumes facts not in evidence.”

He tweeted, “understood. My experience is anecdotal only on their civic value and uncertainty w/reliance on giving (im very active in philanthropy)”

I replied, “‘im very active in philanthropy‘ -- Ben Franklin wanted it that way. So, for that matter, did Congressman Davy Crockett, so I hear.”

He liked the tweet. We both want good work to continue. I wish the budget negotiations would revolve around who should fund what.

Clarice Feldman

The video I had such trouble locating yesterday was on Fox & Friends.I still can't link to it though.
The Chyro said Trump is going to go ahead with his travel pause.

Pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage  supporter

"working for the interests of citizens from other countries."

http://conservativetribune.com/senators-foreign-workers-take-jobs/

Breitbart recently reported on a letter sent by a bipartisan group of senators to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that urged him to make efforts to ensure that every single available H-2B “blue-collar” visa be awarded to an eligible business in need of more cheap labor.

I do not understand why this program exists at all. Wonder how much the administration of this program costs? How many federal employees are required to administer it? How much the unemployment of American workers costs this nation. IMO, the correct number of H-2B visas should be ZERO.

James D.

From MM's link about the NEA:
Created by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965.

So how did art get funded before 1965? Were there no award-winning books? No important drama or musicals?

Budget: Nearly $148 million. Framed differently, the NEA allocation makes up 0.013% of all discretionary spending or 0.004% of the total 2015 federal budget.

If it's such a relatively small amount, why couldn't that $148 million be made up by wealthy private donors? Bill Gates could do it himself out of petty cash; so could many of the other billionaires who are so keen to tell the rest of us what to do with our money.

Additional funding: The NEA’s network of matching investors means that every dollar of direct federal funding leverages up to $9 in private and alternate public funds. The organization raised $500 million in matching support in 2016.

Why couldn't private fundraisers do this without government assistance? Private people have networks of investors, don't they?

Distribution: Last year NEA grants were awarded in every congressional district in the country, with more than 2,400 grants being recommended.

So what? That sounds an awful lot like defense contractors who slice up contracts across the country to ensure that every congressman has an incentive to keep the money flowing. That is not a winning argument.

According to the NEA website, the organization “funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.”

Where's my funding and promotion? I'm creating art, and I'm doing it entirely out of my own pocket. Doing the math above, $148 million divided by 2,400 grants equals $61,000. So where's my $61,000 to improve my writing craft and help me promote my work? I'm waiting...

James D.

Oops, sorry!

Fixed, hopefully?

Threadkiller

Is this the "Chyro?"

http://www.mediaite.com/online/these-people-in-black-robes-are-tyrants-michelle-malkin-rails-against-federal-judges/

And they said "Anchor baby" was tough language on her.

;-)

Janet S.

Like Clarice noted on FB...Obama's probably going to Tahiti to meet with his ghost writer.

a reminder - http://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2009/11/the-road-to-bali.html

RattlerGator

About that Ed Straker piece at American Thinker: he makes an interesting point:

I noticed that Hillary Clinton is not featured in the book, which is about "13 women who changed the world." Do you think Mrs. Clinton could have been in the book if it had been about "13 women who almost changed the world"?

Interesting, yes, but it misses the elephant in the room. Hillary was *supposed* to be number 14. This book was written and prepared to celebrate her ascent to the Presidency. Oopsie! Just as that Women's March on Washington was pre-planned event and *supposed* to be a celebration of Hillary's ascent to the Presidency. Double-oopsie!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

DebinNC,

I am convinced someone should be watching private air to Tahiti and who shows up there.

I think he chose that place to meet with someone without prying eyes. Alternate theory is that he is planning a coup and wants plausible deniability. Third choice is that he is a non-extraditing country.

I don't trust anything about him. I am happy to say that President Trump doesn't either.

Threadkiller

Good catch RG!

Captain Hate

And a special thanks to CH for his Terps laying down like dogs when I had them making it to the fourth round.

I never advised picking those underachievers. I'm glad their season is over so I don't have to endure any more of their terrible games. I cut Mark Turgeon a lot of slack in the past but the program took a major step backwards this year. And if you think it's easy to admit that those fat griping keyboard commandos with no accomplishments in their miserable excuses for lives who'd been bitching about him for years maybe had a point about him, you don't understand me very well.

henry

Miss M, maybe he is sampling pizza around the globe.

DebinNC

When JFK was killed, Congress authorized lifetime Secret Service protection for former presidents/wives. Several years later "lifetime" was changed to 10 yrs. In 2013 BOzo used his pen and changed it back to lifetime.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

I think Clarice has a pretty good idea. If the publisher ponied up that huge book advamce, he'd better produce something pronto.

It has to "sound" like his previous published writing, so obviously Ayres will do it. Obama will probably pay him a few million.

henry

Miss M, no question. It also lets him "look" as if he's writing.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

henry,

I think Don Jr. should buy the island and stop all traffic to it.

It could be like a luxury Alcatraz.

jimmyk

So how did art get funded before 1965? Were there no award-winning books? No important drama or musicals?

If the NEA had existed in 1865 we could have blamed it for Lincoln's assassination.

jimmyk

In 2013 BOzo used his pen and changed it back to lifetime.

That violates at least the spirit of the emoluments clause. It should only take effect beginning with the Trump presidency. And the Donald can undo it.

Captain Hate

https://mobile.twitter.com/jennajameson/status/842547155650859008

Clarice Feldman

Yup, TK

And now the federal judiciary goes from the ridiculous to the insane http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/16/judge-considers-ordering-50000-refugees/

Captain Hate

So with Zippy off in Tahiti, is the Ferret still at the Fortress of Treason?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The NEA gives grants to those art installations which are nothing more than random objects displayed so as to make you "think."

Here's an example of the BS art installation creators put out:

"

yayoi kusama continued her engagement with philip johnson’s legendary glass house by creating the experience of an ‘infinity room’ using the architecture itself. covered in red polka dots, the glass house became a one-of-a-kind ‘infinity room’, signature to kusama’s oeuvre. ‘my desire is to measure and to make order of the infinite, unbounded universe from my own position within it, with polka dots. – in exploring this, the single dot is my own life, and i am a single particle amongst billions,’ kusama says. directly engaging with the architecture of site, large circular graphics wrapped the house’s windows, walls and doors, complementing its structure and aesthetics. in a parallel scenario where philip johnson built the glass house as his own private universe, kusama too constructed an individual and personal world through the repeated representation of the polka dot."

Basically, this woman goes to places and covers them with polka dots.

Man Tran

Maybe it's time for one of Buckeys's 300 yd headshots on ol' Ayers right now. That would be a win-win watching ol' stinky choke on losing his ghost writer. Wait... then he would be a ghost writer.

Threadkiller

Here is what Kaus tweeted regarding Clarice's 10:09.

Mickey Kaus‏ @kausmickey

Threat of Trump autocracy receding. Threat of judicial autocracy rapidly approaching realization.

James D.

CH, I was just kidding. I had to blame somebody for my dumb pick.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Man Tran,

Yes, that would be quite delightful.

All anyone had to do was listen to his unscripted speech and it was quite obvious he never wrote either book.

I bet Jack Cashill is tracking Ayers right now.

narciso

Apparently that account of the Algerians in Virginia was a real thing, and they causing troubles for Virginians as far back as 1683.

Threadkiller

Using RG's theory on Chelsea, maybe the Dreams of my Composite Accomplishments big bucks manuscript was a done deal pre-election and it is undergoing a rewrite to exclude his boasting of helping Hil to victory.

henry

TK, it would need a rewrite of his boasting of a claim to any achievement at all. Eraser beats pen.

Captain Hate

Ayers and his slut wife are at the same level as the Manson family. They all need to go in a pine box, along with the educrat industry who looks up to him.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TK,

No doubt. Instead he will include a couple of chapters about Russians and how Trump is doing their bidding to destroy his legacy.

"So be sure and join up with your local OFA, and don't forget to donate."

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I may have done the problem wrong but my answer was like nine decimal places so by MT standards I was right.
I want my participation ribbon!

henry

Pink ribbon is on backorder Iggy.

Threadkiller

Eraser beats pen!

I like it.

Captain Hate

That's ok, James; I was just venting months of frustration. Not to mention how conflicted I am on college athletics. If Maryland busted every varsity program down to a club sport level and said they're out of that hypocritical song and dance, I'd support them 100%. But if they're gonna continue the charade then they should at least be good at it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Just for you, Iggy!

Clarice Feldman

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/judge-washington-refuses-extend-order-trump-s-travel-ban-n734726

Now there's just Watson's decision and the single family in wisconsin. Go-Trump--ignore Watson.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Clarice,

Why not throw in North Korea? No one ever comes here from there, anyway.

Momto2

Did a Federal judge ever strike down any of O's EO's?

It's my memory that he pretty much did whatever he wanted to do with impunity.

We worked for and voted for these changes.

Has there been a poll on the approval rating of judges lately?

sbw

So if a Hawaii judge stays the ban and a Washington State judge refuses to stay the ban.

Can’t Trump say he’s can only follow one judge’s order and will follow the Washington court order until the judiciary sorts it out?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

onald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 1h1 hour ago

North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!
316 replies 616 retweets 2,053 likes

Davod

Paula Deen makes a big deal about accurate measurements in baking. - Until you know what you are doing.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Now I feel better. But I did identify my error so I'll be trying to string things out to ten decimal places for awhile...

Meanwhile this;

"He tweeted,“fair question. Meals on Wheels is a civic virtue. too much volatility to rely on fundraising campaigns to cover their budget”

Drives me nuts. It has now become automatic that when somebody thinks civic virtue they then think government and when they think government they automatically think federal government.

They can think local about where they buy their damned vegan bean sprouts but if it involves tax dollars they automatically assume every other American should be compelled to support their version of a civic virtue.

Buckeye

North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!

Like I said earlier, Trumps meeting with Xi is going to be very interesting....

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump Retweeted
FOX & friends‏Verified account @foxandfriends Mar 15

FOX NEWS ALERT: Jihadis using religious visa to enter US, experts warn (via @FoxFriendsFirst)

Momto2

Paula Deen makes a big deal about accurate measurements in baking. - Until you know what you are doing.

Every summer I teach a class at our 4-H camp on making biscuits. I tell them the difference between baking and cooking. When cooking you can add a bit more or less of anything and it will be fine.
In baking, just 1/4 teaspoon of something can make or break your final product.

I think in general, baking appeals to precise, rule-followers and cooking appeals more to free-wheeling types who enjoy experimenting. My cousin (free-wheeler) says she never makes a dish the same way twice because it is boring.

I collect old cookbooks and it does seem that precise measurement has evolved over the generations.

sbw

Trump and Xi will try to find areas of mutual agreement . . . like both of them want to survive Kim Il Whatshisname.

Hmm. Imagine what NK would think if the USS Pueblo somehow became unmoored and started drifting out to sea.

Old Lurker

Serious question:

Assuming Congress is going to restore a lot of those Trump cuts, does the POTUS have to spend it? Until Obama I assumed POTUS could not spend more than appropriated, but did anybody ever try to spend less?

That would be fun to watch!

PD

Los Angeles Times‏Verified account @latimes

What is the National Endowment for the Arts? Without it, we wouldn't have 'Hamilton' http://lat.ms/2nK4cUH

Genius move on the part of the cast to dis the people who can say whether they get funded.

Old Lurker

Noonan in WSJ: "Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. President"

Old Lurker on JOM: "Jump off a cliff, Peggy."

Momto2

MM - your 10:42 makes it even more important for someone to do that survey (favorability of judges.)

Then when (God forbid) a terrorist that they allow in commits a murderous deed, we will have a baseline figure with which to compare their plummeting reputation.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Success!
I have repeating 9s to ten places.
My mistake was in dividing the quarter ounce being poured back in by 10 rather than the actual total volume of 10.25 of the mixed liquids.

I'm ready for my career at NOAA! I've got my thermometer packed away inside my heating pad just waiting for the call.

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