Monday, February 24, 2014

Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer | Fox News

Accepting any science as, "settled science" is to take us back to the time when blood letting was considered, "settled science". Those who claim it are woefully ignorant and beyond convincing otherwise. Remember that half the population has an IQ below 100 and I think I know how they vote.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Former Democrat US congressman Melvin Jay Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

Former US congressman Melvin Jay Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe | Fox News 
Former U.S. Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds, a once rising star in the Democratic Party who resigned from his seat after he was convicted of statutory rape, has been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography, as well as on an immigration offense.
An immigration official told The Associated Press the 62-year-old former congressman from Illinois is in custody and is expected to appear in court. The Herald, a state-run newspaper in Zimbabwe, reported Reynolds was arrested Monday at a Harare hotel after he brought several Zimbabwean models and other women to his hotel room and took photos and videos.
As Reynolds was being escorted to a government vehicle, he demanded that officials give him his mobile phone and laptop computer, according to a reporter for the newspaper who arrived at the hotel as the arrest was taking place.
Reynolds complained that he was not expecting such treatment when he had brought investors to the country, according to the newspaper. He said he had been to Zimbabwe 17 times and had called for U.S. sanctions to be dropped against President Robert Mugabe and his top associates. Reynolds also has accumulated hotel bills worth $24,500 which he has not yet paid, according to The Herald.
This is the latest of several legal problems for Reynolds, who once was a Rhodes scholar. Reynolds resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. While in prison he was also convicted of bank and campaign fraud. He was in jail until his sentence was commuted by President Bill Clinton in January 2001. ...
I wonder if this will pose a problem for Hillary...

I'll see your bridge closure and raise you one salt delivery blockage.

NJ salt shortage continues - New York News 
... N.J. officials were hoping a barge with 40 tons of salt would arrive from Maine.  But the vessel wasn't flying the American flag and officials couldn't get clearance from Homeland Security ...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

World's largest solar plant scorching birds in Nevada desert

World's largest solar plant scorching birds in Nevada desert | Fox NewsA stretch of the Mojave Desert has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, but the milestone is being met with criticism from environmental groups concerned about the effect of solar energy on desert wildlife. ...
The environmentalists will never be happy until we're back living in caves... And then they'll complain about the smoke from our campfires. Some people live to be unhappy and want to draw everyone else down to their level. Pity you can't just ignore the fools, pity IQ isn't required to vote too.

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union | Fox News

Democrats lose a big one!

Pro-fracking group sues New York Gov. Cuomo

Pro-fracking group sues New York Gov. Cuomo | Fox News 

A group of pro-gas drilling landowners from upstate New York filed a lawsuit Friday against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seeking to compel the state to complete its review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
A de facto moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been in effect since the state Department of Environmental Conservation began a review of the practice in 2008. And the state Department of Health has been conducting its own health review of fracking since the fall of 2012. Whether the state will grant fracking permits depends on the outcome of both reviews.
The Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, which represents over 70,000 people spread over 14 counties, said in its lawsuit that Mr. Cuomo has overstepped his authority by becoming involved with both fracking reviews conducted by the DEC and DOH. Mr. Cuomo's involvement has been politically motivated, the complaint said.
"The major reasoning behind this is that we have been at the process for over a half decade," Scott Kurkoski, an attorney for the coalition. The governor has delayed both reviews because "he is worried about how people will react to this issue." ...
Democrats, forever keeping New Yorkers dependent on foreign oil...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: “This is stuff you do in a banana republic”

Krauthammer on Obamacare employer mandate delay: “This is stuff you do in a banana republic” » The Right Scoop -

But generally speaking you get past the next election by changing your policies, by announcing new initiatives, but not by wantonly changing the law lawlessly. This is stuff you do in a banana republic. It’s as if the law is simply a blackboard on which Obama writes any number he wants, any delay he wants, and any provision.
It’s now reached a point where it is so endemic that nobody even notices or complains. I think if the complaints had started with the first arbitrary changes — and these are are not adjustments or transitions. These are political decisions to minimize the impact leading up to an election. And it’s changing the law in a way that you are not allowed to do.
Right after Krauthammer makes his case for the lawlessness of delaying part of Obamacare yet again, Ron Fournier from the National Journal disagrees on the basis that the administration would argue it’s a tax and thus the Treasury has the ability to amend regulations. Krauthammer argues that they can amend regulations for the purpose of implementing the law, but not for easing political pain. A convinced Fournier appears to respond (off-camera) “fair enough, when you put it that way I agree with you.”

Monday, February 10, 2014

Paul Thurrott on Windows 8

Daring Fireball: Paul Thurrott on Windows 8 

... This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone’s opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period. ...
Thurrott is a big, perhaps the biggest supporter of Microsoft there is. He's written several books on the matter and has a Videocast on Twit. Yes, as a long time suffering fan of Apple I do indeed take some joy in this. Microsoft won't go away but they are destined to be the next IBM, a once powerful company that mattered. I hope the same fate isn't in Apple's future.

The Hillary Papers

The Hillary Papers | Washington Free Beacon

Interesting release timing. Who did it? Hillary might have to get it out now so it will be old news by 2016. Democrats who want to hurt her chances at getting the nomination or reps? Guess we'll never know. But it's fun reading no matter who did it.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

McDonald's Failing To 'Ketchup' With Shortage Of Must-Have Condiment

McDonald's Failing To 'Ketchup' With Shortage Of Must-Have Condiment In Argentina | Fox News Latino 

... “The ketchup shortage at our local branches is momentary and we hope to solve it as soon as possible,” the McDonald’s tweet in Spanish said. “We’re bringing in other sauces to replace it while we try to fix the problem.” ...

Slow news day...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hurley’s Ex-Lover Caught On Bombshell Audio Recording Revealing Ex-Prez’s White House Sex Romps Behind Wife Hillary’s Back

Hurley’s Ex-Lover Caught On Bombshell Audio Recording Revealing Ex-Prez’s White House Sex Romps Behind Wife Hillary’s Back | Radar Online 

As Hillary Clinton prepares to run for President in 2016, has uncovered bombshell new information that could torpedo her White House dreams: The philandering husband of the former United States Secretary of State, ex-PresidentBill Clinton, carried on a torridyear-long love affair with British supermodelElizabeth Hurley behind White House walls. 
That’s the explosive revelation dropped by the man who says he arranged the secret tryst, actor Tom Sizemore. ...

Who is trying to torpedo it? At this early stage I would say it's the Democrats. If the reps had this they would have held onto it until much later in the game and use it after she was the nominee.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Breathtaking spy plane footage.

Breathtaking spy plane footage. [VIDEO]

James May, of BBC's "Top Gear" fame, takes to the skies instead of the road in this video. From inside a spy plane, he is offered views that are never possible to capture from a car.

Ride in a U-2

 Suggest clicking to make video full screen.

You can see why the U-2 is considered the most difficult plane in the world to fly. Each pilot has a co-pilot, who chases the plane on the runway in a sports car. 

Most of the cars are either Pontiac GTOs [Holden Monaros] or Chevrolet Cameros the Air Force buys American. The chase cars talk the pilot down as he lands on bicycle-style landing gear.

In that spacesuit, the pilot in the plane simply cannot get a good view of the runway. Upon takeoff, the wings on this plane, which extend 103 feet from tip to tip, literally flap. To stabilize the wings on the runway, two pogo sticks on wheels prop up the ends of the wings. 

As the plane flies away, the pogo sticks drop off. The plane climbs at an amazing rate of nearly 10,000 feet a minute. 

Within about four minutes, I was at 40,000 feet, higher than any commercial airplane. We kept going up... to 13 miles above Earth's surface. 70,000 feet upin space.

You get an incredible sensation up there. As you look out the windows, it feels like you're floating, it feels like you're not moving, but you're actually going 500 mph. The U-2 was built to go higher than any other aircraft. In fact today, more than 50 years since it went into production, the U-2 flies higher than any aircraft in the world since the space shuttle is now retired. 

It is flying more missions and longer missions than ever before nearly 70 missions a month over Iraq and Afghanistan, an operational tempo that is unequaled in history. The pilots fly for 11 hours at a time, sometimes more than 11 hours up there alone. 

By flying so high, the U-2 has the capability of doing reconnaissance over a country without actually violating its airspace. It can look off to the side, peering 300 miles or more inside a country without actually flying over it. It can "see" in the dark and through clouds.  

It can also "hear," intercepting conversations 14 miles below. The U-2, an incredible piece of history and also a current piece of high technology, is at the center of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The pilots who fly the U2 are astronauts.

Enjoy the ride!

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How a Seemingly Innocent Charge of $9.84 on Your Credit Card Statement Could Be Bad News |

How a Seemingly Innocent Charge of $9.84 on Your Credit Card Statement Could Be Bad News | 

Scroll down your credit card statement. If you see a charge for exactly this amount $9.84, you might want to double check that it’s actually for a purchase you made. ...