Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nancy Pelosi On Republicans Taking The Senate: "Civilization As We Know It Would Be In Jeopardy"

"Civilization As We Know It Would Be In Jeopardy"

After that statement, Maher should have asked Pelosi if she smokes a lot of crack, or only before going on national TV.

Then "War only begets more war." Tell that to the Nazis.

Oh. Wait! "Targeting them from the air" is OK. I guess that killing them with bombs doesn't count as war.

People of Dresden, London, Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki: You were not harmed by a war.

Such from the former Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Birds of Paradise Video

Very cool birds:

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ISIL Infiltrating The US Across The Southern Border?

Thanks to the federal government, it would soooooo difficult.
A senior Homeland Security (DHS) official confirmed to Congress on Wednesday that militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) are planning to enter the United States via the porous southern border.
A bit more here.

I have trouble believing they are not already here.

Historian William Forstchen, author of "One Second After" has a new novella out about the consequences of ISIL infiltrating the country. "Day of Wrath" is all too believable.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Good News On The Blue Whale Front

According to an article in NATURE Magazine
a team at the University of Washington in Seattle suggests that the current eastern North Pacific population of around 2,200 blue whales is probably at 97% of the size the ecosystem can actually support...

They found that the population in the eastern North Pacific has basically recovered to its pre-whaling levels.
Pretty hard to complain about that.

But: Does this mean that whale watching tickets can now include a harpoon?


"Office Of Youth Engagement"

"Office of Youth Engagement"

That says enough, but the larger story is appalling: DC public schools essentially drove a 13 year old piano prodigy out of the system. Didn't matter that she was also an A+ student. Shut down the DC public school system, fire every policy maker, and start over with new people. Most especially cut the bureaucracy by about 75%. For starters.

The shame is that won't happen, because in DC, like too many other public school systems, the students, parents, and the taxpayers exist to serve the system instead of the other way around.

The entire system is supposed to be an office of youth engagement. There is a reason people are home schooling: Parents work for the interest of their child, not the interest of the bureaucracy.

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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Just When I Thought It Was Safe To Take Off My Tinfoil Hat And Crawl Out Of The Bunker

Managua (AFP) - A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.2 million people, the impact near the international airport did not cause any known injuries, but it did leave a crater measuring 12 meters (39 feet) across and was felt throughout the capital late on Saturday.
With any luck, the Guy Upstairs is just warming up for Tehran and Gaza.

More here.

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