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December 16, 2017



What if there is no evidence:


TM musta of noticed I was checking in. Haven't been able to catch up for the week.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute yep

Brats Sauerkraut Pickles


settling in to be the first to read Clarice's Pieces.


managed to catch The Last Jedi Friday morning ...

... no alchohol service for that show ...


Ewww! Link to NYT


Hey, rich, you can't say that without spilling some beans! Give! Nytol, will catch you in the virtuous light of a Sunday morning...


Did this get noted earlier?
The Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 will allow oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. ... Drilling would be confined to 2,000 of those acres or 1% of 1% of the refuge. In other words 99.99% the refuge would not be affected. ... An agreement by House and Senate negotiators would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, while preserving tax credits for wind power and other clean energy. The bill also would extend a tax credit of up to $7,500 for purchases of plug-in electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt.


That bad huh, like I say I'm beginning to feel like Taylor inn The planet of the apes.

jim nj

I was intrigued by the "zero knowledge proof" mechanism being used to verify a transaction as being legitimate without revealing any other information.

It would be useful to "hide" the identity of a seller or buyer in what is, otherwise, a transparent market.


should send bar owner beasts a pic of the plate I food I made ///

brat, sauerkraut, mustard
pork egg roll (might sub this out for some chips soon)



>>>Hey, rich, you can't say that without spilling some beans! Give! Nytol, will catch you in the virtuous light of a Sunday morning...

Posted by: Catsmeat | December 17, 2017 at 12:21 AM<<<

well Lindesy is this really hot bartender that works over at the Alamo ... she's not interested but we've had a few nice conversations when I've been to their Glass Half Full taproom.

oh the movie ... yeah that.

jim nj

"Florida Man" moves to California



Posted by: JimNorCal | December 17, 2017 at 12:26 AM

if we had started drilling in ANWR back in 1997 we would be wouldn't be producing oil for a decade ...

... let me check my clock


Posted by: jim nj | December 17, 2017 at 12:42 AM

ever see the story of the Florida Man who threw an alligator through the drive threw window of a Wendy's




>>>I was talking through my libretto on Sandoz's story of Cozad and his son Robert Henri with people. Any relevant knowledge from you knowledgeable folks? Early stages so will take what I can get.

Posted by: Catsmeat | December 17, 2017 at 12:03 AM<<<

you lost me at the space before 'I'.




Dave (in MA)

Need the oil from ANWR to generate the electricity for those green plugins.

jim nj




no Dave that is all wrong. we need to oil from ANWR because it kills children, polar bears, cute bay seals ...




I try jim. got into it with my supervisor today ... mostly frustration that I got chopped off at the knees today over something that is ultimately trivial ... think I pissed him off right good though.

hopefully he understood I really need some sleep and didn't take it personally where he nursing the grudge like a 12 year old scotch.

Captain Hate

With fracking do we really need ANWR?

rich, a buddy of mine spinning records at a local watering hole kept me away from a Beer Advocate Belgian Christmas Ale Style group tasting. In the spirit of solidarity I had a Cleveland Brewing East 185th Christmas Ale, Fat Heads Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, and Barking Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale.

They weren't bad but not a Belgian level experience. The music was outstanding, playing nothing but 45s including some early Albert Collins and Roy Buchanan.


I'd quit my job in the subject line of an email if I could.


I really hate that I have to pretend to like people, be pleasant, home training &c &c.


Man Tran,

Beautiful view on the last thread. I just love that tree - what is it? We are conifer/evergreen deprived in central Texas.


My older brother got up to some antics as the the sheep with curly horn. But what a lovely song. "Jesus, our brother, kind and good." :)


Hang in there rich. Customer service is hard, but service is a virtue in its own right.


Posted by: Captain Hate | December 17, 2017 at 01:11 AM

>>>Cleveland Brewing East 185th Christmas Ale, Fat Heads Holly Jolly Christmas Ale, and Barking Dog's 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale<<<

I'm jealous of this sample. I've got some 90 minute and Celebration. Should have sprung for a Marzen and maybe a Hefe but this will have to do.

>>>With fracking do we really need ANWR?<<<

We can apply the fracking technology to the perafrost Alaskan fields. I think I had mentioned it previously, but the Zero's admin ending the USGS Arctic Survey and withdrawl from the Arctic Circle really empowered Russian advances in the Arctic and China's advances in the South China Sea.

if that makes sense, it calls for more beer.

soryy beasts for the picture and text ...

#inspired by barfood



>>>Hang in there rich. Customer service is hard, but service is a virtue in its own right.

Posted by: Porchlight | December 17, 2017 at 01:16 AM<<<

it is. cheers to the bartenders and waitresses out there.

almost had a job as a bartender. got stuck doing this other shit I'm doing now.


Good background info re the IG:



Drilling would be confined to 2,000 of those acres or 1% of 1% of the refuge. In other words 99.99% the refuge would not be affected. ...

JimNorCal @12:26 am

Does it forbid slant drilling?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, I thought it was a good idea to put YouTube on and listen to classical music, like Ignatz suggested.

I should have looked for somethinglike chamber music.

Woke to 1812 Overture with cannons and rifles.

So here I am at 1:48.

I am going to try to find you guys some early morning links.

Captain Hate

rich, they had Celebration on tap for $3 but it's a bit too hoppy for me, even though they jack around with the formula every year.



it would depend on who owns what at what depth.

Alaska uses a severence tax (among other taxes), which is nearly Russian in it complication, such that, better producing fields are taxed higher than less productive fields. Then Gov Palin tried to rationalize the tax structure, but the ole' boys club knew better.

All while California produces more oil than Alaska.


Cherry Waves



You're Welcome.


Posted by: Captain Hate | December 17, 2017 at 01:50 AM

this NC case I got is brillant. maybe a regional taste profile.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Meathead speaks:

Rob Reiner‏Verified account @robreiner

Make no mistake,by attacking Mueller,DT's state run TV(Fox) is pushing US to a constitutional crisis. Be prepared to take the streets.

To which my pal the Daily Mail US political reporters comments:

David Martosko‏Verified account @dmartosko
3h3 hours ago

I remain convinced that whoever owns the royalties on "All in the Family" is saying stupid things through this Twitter account in order to keep the brand alive.


does this post

1 Texas 104,342
2 North Dakota 33,098
3 Oklahoma 14,561
4 California 14,522
5 New Mexico 14,312
6 Alaska 13,971
7 Colorado 11,608
8 Wyoming 6,399
9 Louisiana 4,171
10 Kansas 3,019

Alaska is worse off than New Mexico. Alaska is sitting on a sea of oil.

jim nj


I've done the customer service bit a couple of times and had other jobs that encompassed it in part.

Between that and being a cold-calling broker I hate talking on the phone.

When I was working in market data I'd have users call me about a problem and rather than spend twenty minutes on the phone with them syncing up, I'd tell them that I'd be there in five minutes to talk them in person. Got great "word of mouth" out of that.

One of the things I learned in business management was that in designing a job you had to match "authority" with "responsibilities", if you don't you set up employees up for failure and frustration.

An enlightened firm would treat customer service as a customer advocate program, i. e., you work for the customer not the employer.



Thank you for the link on the IG's war with Holder and the O-administration.

No IG could function under Holder's interpretation of the statute. It took courage to stand up to the cabal.


I think it is the ones who cannot accept the results of November 7th pushing us to constitutional crisis ...

... think I'm going to have to go off here in a minute.


Need the oil from ANWR to generate the electricity for the quonset huts outside Fairbanks where I hope Trump relocates the EPA.

jim nj

I'm guessing here, but I would think that it does allow slant drilling.

With slant drilling you could produce more oil with a smaller footprint. And claim to be doing less intrusion in the wilderness area.



Thanks for the information on oil. Let's hope that this change in policy re: Anwar is the camel's nose under the tent.

It may be that the seemingly draconian limits were set in anticipation of the inevitable lawsuits by the eco-terrorists.


jim nj,

That's my thoughts as well. It's said that the Canadians have been slant drilling in that vicinity for years.

Man Tran


I'm hopeless on green stuff. We have mostly spruce, cedar and some pine. The trees along the shore grow out of the rock and tend to get all twisted and knarly.


Speiden Island is owned by Jim Jennard, the guy from Oakley sunglasses. He would fly his Falcon up to BLI and then hop over in his turbine Otter on amphib floats. Since he sold out from Oakley, he started RED cameras which are becoming the new default camera for movie production. Has 600 patents to his name. And nobody has heard of him.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I agree about that link that exdemocrat provided. Ledge-dwellers might take a bit of comfort from it. The IG looks to be a man of integrity.






Like a memory
Or a place that you'd rather be
Some place lost in space
Itch in my head, that's telling me somewhere
Somewhere out there anywhere
I don't care
Get me out of here

so vulgar, so brillant ...

jim nj

Interesting article on AI and its' advances in recreating "real" reality and what that may entail in the future.

Sample audio clips and create a "real" speech. Sample XXX videos and images of faces to create star-studded XXX videos.


You can imagine what political "dirty-tricksters" would due with this.


Posted by: jim nj | December 17, 2017 at 02:04 AM

>>>I've done the customer service bit a couple of times and had other jobs that encompassed it in part.<<<

I suppose we all answer to someone, and maybe my comments have lead you astry, but I'm more blue collar. I work on an electronics product that is exported, among other things.

The factory is closing so jobs are on the line. This product line has to be built in the US however and Colorado is looking like the choice. I'm trying to comeup with a lessons learned that jumps over my supervisor and gets into the program's lead hands.

jim nj

Second accusation against a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Rep(D) Bobby Scott:


From Insty


going to that dark place ...




there's nothing left for me to hide
I lost my ignorance, security and pride
I'm all alone in a world you must despise
(Hey god) I believed the promises, your promises and lies
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie
Terrible lie


The IG looks to be a man of integrity.

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | December 17, 2017 at 02:20 AM

he can be boughg. he'll be bought.



bought ... anyway.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


In which Andrew Klavan admits he was wrong about Trump.

It's interesting to me that Trump is seen as a loudmouth braggadocio. Certainly in the campaign, particularly at rallies, he was a bit loud but I didn't find it offensive. It's the natural reaction one has speaking before a large crowd. The bragging is part of the act, of course.

I am glad Klavan can at least admit he was wrong. I always liked his commentary and I hated to see him fall into the bitter trap of the NeverTrump people.


he can be boughg. he'll be bought.


Or Arkancided if his investigation ever drifts anywhere near the Clintons.


already close


Miss Marple the Deplorable


This is fascinating but faintly creepy.



Your 01:45 is wonderfully informative and could not be more encouraging in helping me form a positive opinion of IG Horowitz. Many thanks for that. Very valuable nuggets tied together beautifully and I hope it effects other JOMer's similarly. I can't imagine a more motivating reason for Horowitz to do the right thing, than righteously taking revenge at being malevolently dissed and professionally abused by snotty Eric Holder.

jim nj


OK. Nothing wrong with blue collar. I didn't get my college degree until I was in my thirties. I was pissed that people wouldn't recognize native intelligence without the damn thing.

I was a high school drop out. Bored out of my mind. Went to work full-time in a gas station working sixty hour weeks as a sixteen year old. Two dollars an hour, no taxes taken out and no time to spend it.

One thing I learned in the working world - if my boss had my back 100% - I owed him full loyalty. And I did so. If he didn't, I didn't owe him squat.


anyway ... back to my 230AM

what I would like to do is cook up a gantt chart, linear programming model, and test executive summary that is dripping with contempt and hatred ... like my commnute on 495 to 270 ... everyday ... rain, snow, 5 car pileups ...weekend work ...

contempt and hatred are the keys though.

contempt and hatred.

my housemates cat has decided to pay a cisit to sample my beer ... lutz


Clarice's Pieces


let me fix that

my housemate's cat has decided to pay a visit to sample my beer


One thing I learned in the working world - if my boss had my back 100% - I owed him full loyalty. And I did so. If he didn't, I didn't owe him squat.

Posted by: jim nj | December 17, 2017 at 02:56 AM

That's the truth. One that my oldest daughter is learning with her current employer. Asshats...


Posted by: jim nj | December 17, 2017 at 02:56 AM

I'm a vet and college graduate-working well outside what I ever wanted to do. Sometimes PLDC comes through, and I can find my inner drill sergeant, when I'm on the factory floor.

I shouldn't post this, but what the hell.


Posted by: Gentlejim | December 17, 2017 at 03:03 AM

aren't they all.

Maybe I ought to think about Raylan's helpful advice.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Thanks for posting Clarice's Pieces.


Great column, but I am getting sleepy so will comment on it later this morning. I am now heading back to bed.


Here's some mood music for you rich.


Posted by: rich | December 17, 2017 at 03:07 AM

They sure do their best to convince us that they are.

jim nj


Lovely pieces.



Excellent Clarice's Pieces!



I'm not certain what happened at work today, but have you considered the 'Mr Incredible option?


I shouldn't post this, but what the hell.


I'm sure that 99.99% of the people here and elsewhere for that matter agree with you and have had experiences just like or similar to yours. As one who has been there and done that I can only say, focus on what you want. That's why you're there to earn a salary. Everyone would most likely wish to have a vested interest in their job, but life does not always work out that way.

The years go quickly, and I'm glad that I can look back at all the struggle with pride that I stood for something, accomplished what I set out to do, had great experiences that I wouldn't otherwise have had, and did the best damn job that anyone could do. Remember that retirement is just a step away when you can say, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last."


Clarice's Pieces needs a soundtrack ...

... something vulgar.

yeah, I'm thinking ...

for some reason I'm thining of .h files


Posted by: daddy | December 17, 2017 at 03:27 AM

close ...


baby's got temper


no not feeling that

spike in my veins



jim nj


I had, eventually, two people working for me in market data at different times. I always had their backs. One was a young black female. Very personable and super smart.

A research analyst complained about her and the director of research called her to meet about that. She told me and I said we'll go down together. The complaint was about something my underling said. I told the research director that I would have said the same damn thing to his analyst.

We went back and forth. I had a good relationship with him because he was my sponsor for the CFA program and I always treated his analysts like gold because I was interested in their work.

Long story short. It was a newly hired analyst. There was an air of my young protege being "uppity". I called him on it. Do you want me to go to HR or do want to teach your analyst some manners?

My protege thought she was in danger of losing her job and was amazed that I fully backed her up.

Truth was I loved her. She was an amazing young woman. And I lusted after her, but she was my subordinate so I kept it to myself.

I don't understand why people hit on subordinates. Lack of impulse control?

I previewed this before posting and I'm maybe supplying TMI. But it's real, and I still don't understand why people go after subordinates. My perceived "happy ending" just doesn't outweigh the possible angst if it's not reciprocated.


thanks for the steer Genteljim ...

jim nj


May I offer


by political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli

Kill anybody in your way.


Democrat, Washington Sen. Maria Cantrell: November 2017

"It just ought to be clear … just admit you're going to destroy the Arctic wildlife refuge," Cantwell said at the close of the hearing. "I think it's one of the most unbelievable things on planet Earth," she said. But Alaskans have to choose — keep it closed, or "drill and destroy," she said.

jim nj

Interesting piece on the electrical grid. Not so much hardening it, but making it more easily recoverable.

Not keeping it up at all costs, but allowing it to fail gracefully, with recover-ability in mind.



Jim nj,
Props to you for backing your underling and keeping things professional.

Happy to help. I always have that one with me. Never know when that mood will strike.

I should go to bed.

For the DOJ, pffft.....


Miss M's Andrew Klaven link:

Klavern: ...you can tie yourself in knots explaining why none of this is Trump's doing or how it's all just a big accident or the result of cynical motives or whatever. Knock yourself out, cutes. For me, I'll say this. I hated Trump. I thought he'd be a disaster or, at best, a mediocrity. I was wrong. He's done an unbelievably great job so far.


I'm not up to date on music these days, but here's my contribution of mood music.




DOUBLE YIKES!!!!!! [maybe TM will lift this for a thread heading, just to let us know he reads the night thread]

I have "The Prince" on my shelf ... my boss' bosses are assholes and bullies. I mention gantt charts and linear programming, then they want me to sweep the floors. My lessons learned is going to be the story of an antfarm of a kid with a magnifying glass in a five act play ... the traffic modeled on my commute ... with a rhythm and rhyme of korn, nin, filter prodigy, marilyn manson ... and more ...

... violence

... vulgarity

... hatred

... a work of art really.

I hope I get fired over it.



If it helps I got the impression from ExDem's link above that the DOJ's IG, Mr Horowitz, was treated by Eric Holder pretty much like what you're going through.


I hope so daddy.

Didn't get a chance to expound on my thinking of the on going coup tonight.

Tomorrow .. or more accurately when the sun comes up.

time for me to screw up some confidence and self discipline.


jim nj


You want either to beat the bastards or get "laid-off". Fired, if for cause, prevents you from getting unemployment insurance.

Although you can fight that, by showing bias, as I have done in the past.

Whatever you do. Update your resume. See if you can find some headhunters in your industry. Start networking.

Do whatever you have to do.

In the 70's I worked for INMAC, a company that supplied all kinds of things to the mini-computer market. (That meant anything, but IBM)

All kinds of companies had vets working for them. Most of them retired. They were working, interfacing with the military, mostly as technical advisors.

They were collecting an armed forces pension, earning credit towards a corporate pension, and contributing to a Social Security payout.

They were known as triple-dippers.

For years in the service, being underpaid, they made up for it in big time.

jim nj

Gantt charts. He uses Gantt charts.

Does anybody here know what Gantt charts are?

They're used to project timelines in project management. I used them for market data projects. I had to constantly revise them due to screw ups. If I was waiting for telcom lines to come, and they didn't, I had to revive my Gantt chart. If the computer servers didn't come in on time I had to revise my timeline. Ad infinitum.

They're used in building construction where you''re trying to track the GC and multiple sub-contractors.

Trump would know Gantt charts. You scream at sub-contractors who can't keep up. In building, time is money, because you've borrowed to build. So you talk to another sub, who says he can keep to the timeline and you fire the first sub for incompetence.

He sues you. You bring the Gantt chart into court based on his info. You show that he failed to produce on time in schedule per the Gantt chart. Case dismissed.



It is so cool to know that just yesterday you were scrounging around for an idea of what to write, yet 24 hours later you toss out this beauty. Don't know how you do it but I love that you does it:)


In the "it takes all kinds" department:

I'd quit my job in the subject line of an email if I could.


I really hate that I have to pretend to like people, be pleasant, home training &c &c.

Posted by: rich

One of things I shall miss most when I stop practicing is the easy outlet it gives me for my "service" and social needs!
Terrified people about to be rendered comatose, as well as the tormented nursing staff, give me plenty of opportunities each day to "serve." Mainly lots of eye rolling about administrators and regulations IRT the nurses' issues. It is getting harder by the hour, as practicing medicine becomes more like Dilbert's cubicle existence with morons in charge every day.

HSAs and catastrophic insurance will turn it around, as well as do that famous thing : Bend the curve.
After major malpractice reform, of course!

Somebody ?James d? was exasperated with all the "third party" intermediaries he had to deal with the other day.

Here's the problem:


(Almost identical chart for college and university administrators v educators.)

Nancy Pelosi was right about one thing, when she made that pitch for "insurance cards" for all--Obamacare:
people need to be artists and poets and musicians and beer crafters such-- not bureaucrats


Here's the current top comment on Instapundit's open thread:

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Great Pieces, Clarice!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Coffee sometimes tastes SO good.

Good morning (again).

The UFO story is starting to be picked up by several on Twitter, with opinion divided on whether the Pentagon takes it seriously or if it's a distraction from something else.


I hope the bear wins!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Beasts of England

I was told there would be no Gantt Charts at JOM...

Beasts of England

And, yes, I did receive a food photo from rich. I was kinda hoping for a beertender photo, but that's okay. ;)


That’s wild! There really are men in black chasing aliens.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

Thanks for that 07:11 link, Miss Marple. I used to check that site often but got away from it for some reason.
I think that former FBI director has the right idea.


I was talking to my youngest daughter yesterday and noted I have not gone to s mall once. Usually I hit them up to do my Christmas shopping. I have bought local and through Amazon. And my stress factor is non existent this year.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Here's another timeline.


Look at this:

September — Steele, acting on the direction of Fusion GPS, meets with reporters at The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The New Yorker and Yahoo! News to provide briefings about the dossier.

OK. so if this was a serious security breech, why was Steele meeting with reporters? Why did Fusion GPS take it upon themselves to direct him to do so? Did Steele tell the reporters what to say? I notice Fox and the Washington Examiner were not invited. Why not?

Any doubts about the media being our enemies is pretty much dispelled by this event.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

To add to the mix, I bring you the Daily Mail talking about the missing MH370 plane again:


Beasts of England

I've seen three UFOs. I have the photographic evidence from one of the sightings and have shared the pics with one JOMer. I'm not claiming that either were little green men, just objects moving well outside the known flight envelope, and not comporting to any known physical parameters, including sound.

The second incident was scary as [redacted] and I observed it for at least twenty seconds as it hovered silently below cloud level. It accelerated away at a before-that-moment impossible-to-imagine speed once my heat signature came completely clear from the eave of my porch.

If anyone would like to see the photo, please email me at batcanalytic at yahoo dot com.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

America is becoming Great Again


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