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20171016 17:48 AlexDeh ***SPAM?***

20171016 14:19 3dc A "black ops" launch for a commercial sat? https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/10/spacex-zuma-iridium-4-aims-vandenberg-landing/
20171016 08:56 trailing wife That is precisely why I don't watch horror films or read the genre.
20171015 22:58 Pappy Alfred Hitchcock, no doubt.
20171015 22:32 3dc
20171015 21:07 Pappy Sunday evening Dave Brubeck Quartet:
20171014 20:53 Pappy Okay, after much hacking through academic blather (where he gets paid for by the word) - wretchard:

Brexit, the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the crumbling of the Iran deal, America quitting UNESCO, Trump dismantling Obamacare, U.S. consular withdrawal from Cuba, the pullout from the Paris accord -- these have piled on so fast they've acquired the character of a single collective event. Now the fall of Hollywood has followed. Even the political scene is unrecognizable. The Republican party is in shambles; the Democrats in disarray. What is manifest is the gods have fallen, leaving many institutions rudderless. The Left spent decades replacing traditional myths and social sanctions with their own structures only to see these fall to ruin. Gramsci marched right through the institutions and clear off the cliff.

There will be danger -- perhaps immense perils -- associated with this paradigm shift. Yet the danger may have even been greater had the population not risked adapting. People appear to be tuning out of politicized "comedy", sports and entertainment, exhausted by the public frenzy. It's a direct consequence of the fall of the Narrative.

The irony is having given people apps to order pizza but we have yet to create an app that gives them a reason to live. In our strange new world of upheaval, privacy and freedom may prove the most crucial quantity of all. Perhaps when they write the engineering postmortem for the great and fallen 20th century Tower of Babel it will read "collapsed from groupthink."
20171014 19:20 badanov Some Saturday night Chevelle:

20171014 17:22 badanov Two women were playing golf the first one teed off, but watched in horror as her ball headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole. The ball hit one of the men. He immediately clasped his hands together at his groin, fell to the ground and proceeded to roll around in agony.

The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately began to apologize, “Please allow me to help. I’m a Physiotherapist and I know how I could relieve your pain if you’d allow me”, she told him.

“Oh, no, I’ll be all right. I’ll be fine in a few minutes”, the man replied. He was in obvious agony, lying in the fetal position, still clasping his hands together at his groin.

As she continued to insist, however, he finally allowed her to help. She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side, loosened his pants and put her hands inside. She administered tender and artful massage for several long moments and asked, ‘How does that feel?”

He replied “It feels great, but I think my thumb’s still broken”
20171014 11:10 Pappy S'okay, Kansas. I've not read much of late anyways.
20171013 22:56 Skidmark PTSD counseling.
Good to have people like you in the AOR.
20171013 22:54 Pappy I swear wretchard needs to get his essay-writing act together. Must be his professorship.
20171013 20:53 swksvolFF Busy week, good week, just busy, deliveries tomorrow, and I don't want to dump a poor grammar book article, not fair to Rantburg and not fair to the book.

Finished our Fire Safety Week(s). Some of these kids, dang tough. They went through what those Californians just went through, still not sure how we didn't have 100+ deaths. One story, a father and son were out trying to save their livestock. Their noses got burnt. Because that was what was sticking out of the stock tank. Another kid about broke into tears when we walked in. Adults breaking down during our presentation. It was tough, but always good to get to talk to the kiddos and we had everyone smiling and relaxed by the end.
20171013 19:39 Pappy Hoping for a quiet night as well. Not sure how that will work, but that's 'hope' fer ya.
20171013 19:00 Skidmark KS, I’d rather be safe or saved than well read.
Hoping for a quiet night.
20171013 17:30 swksvolFF Guess I'm working tonight and tomorrow; no TWIB from me.
20171013 10:19 Skidmark Giant robot battle scheduled for October 17th
20171012 23:02 badanov
20171012 23:00 badanov A (I assume) young Arma 3 player put up an Arma 3 mission simulating the Las Vegas shooting.

Hijinx ensue.
20171012 22:14 Thing From Snowy Mountain
20171011 22:58 badanov Heh
20171011 22:31 Thing From Snowy Mountain The latest news on the latest incarnation of Star Trek...

They start out casting as the first Captain one of my favorite Chinese actresses.

By the second episode, they had killed her off.

By the fourth episode, they revealed that the stranded Klingons had eaten her body.

Not an auspicious start.

(Of course, by episode five, they'll probably be hungry again... I denounce myself).
20171011 20:54 badanov Some Wednesday evening Bastille:

I haven't heard this specific cover before.
20171011 19:15 3dc After this Launch that just happened only 5 more SpaceX launches this year with the last one being the FH.
Today's launch makes 17 successful first stage landings.

20171011 18:26 Dale OH, now I see who posted. Bad man that was good. An old WW11 joke fully developed.
20171011 18:25 Dale What was that?.

I have a question. I spoke to a couple of Federal Correction officers yesterday and mentioned Trump. They said he has done nothing for them. In a way implied he was making things more difficult. If you are familiar with the Federal correctional system what is the problem?. State correction officers haven't any idea.
20171011 18:08 3dc https://jamestown.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/North-Korea-Backgrounder_Final.pdf?x87069&mc_cid=800353b275&mc_eid=3f31bb6a85
20171011 16:57 3dc Needs to be in the article photo feed.
20171011 16:55 3dc
20171011 16:53 3dc https://twitter.com/parfitt_tom/status/918049734077632512
20171011 08:54 Pappy So does most of the U.S. Seventh Fleet. Yer point?