[NBC] Weather forecasters said the storm is expected to linger over the Northern Plains into the weekend, with 6 to 12 inches of snow predicted for the region.
A "potentially historic" storm will batter the north-central United States over the next few days with some parts seeing "moderate to heavy snow" and record low temperatures, according to various weather agencies.
As of Thursday morning, the storm had already dumped some snow on certain parts of Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Forecasters said there was already a report of 24 inches of snow in Pony, Montana.
The Park County Sheriff's Office in Livingston, Montana, posted photos on its Facebook page of a snow-covered interstate and asked motorists to drive safely. Police in Denver issued the same message to drivers after they received 96 traffic crash reports in the span of three hours.
On this date, in AD732, Charles Martel led the Franks against Muslim invaders near the city of Tours and turned back the tide of Islamic advance at the Battle of Tours (sometimes called the Battle of Poitiers).
In the preceding 110 years, Islam, thanks to the diligent efforts of polite young men in white shirts and neckties on bicycles going out two-by-two, had spread from its origins in the Arabian peninsula through south-central Asia and across the north of Africa, and up into the Iberian peninsula.
The murder of two people in Halle, central Germany on Yom Kippur was the first lethal anti-Semitic assault in decades in that region by a far-right bad boy. Most of the terrorist attacks against Jews there over the past 30 years have been carried out by radical Moslems.
[IsraelTimes] Yom Kippur murders mark first lethal anti-Semitic assault in area by far-rightist in decades ‐ part of emerging ’perfect storm’ of anti-Jewish hate from extreme right and left.
...and from the Muslims, making it a triple threat.
The identity of the German synagogue attacker may have sounded familiar to American Jews, who have endured multiple attacks by far-right faceless myrmidons in recent years.
But the suspect’s identity was more surprising to Jews in Western Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... Continued on Page 49
[Zero] Let's start by stipulating my bias: I would cheer the collapse of both self-serving, venal political parties, which have stood by for decades as the rich have become immeasurably richer and the politically powerful few have disempowered the many. The transparent "populist" bleatings of both parties--"we serve the people!"--sound increasingly like stale, pathetically disconnected from reality Soviet-era propaganda.
Let's say I'm a relatively disinterested observer other than my fervent wish that both corrupt, self-serving parties slide into the dustbin of history, the sooner the better.
The Republicans were hijacked by Donald Trump and given a binary choice: accept Trump as their candidate and have a chance of winning, or reject him and guarantee losing. After surveying the wreckage left by the Bush dynasty and Romney's loss, the Repubs swallowed their distrust and distaste for The Donald and chose winning over losing--the easily predictable choice for all politicos.
The Democrats chose to enact a Greek tragedy featuring off-the-charts hubris. Despite Hillary's private email server, the Clinton Foundation's shameless shakedowns for millions of dollars in "contributions" (the polite word for influence peddling), and her delight in mocking those who chose not to vote for her as "deplorables," the Democrats were supremely confident that the Clinton dynasty would sweep them to an easy and overwhelming victory.
As the Greek dramatists understood, hubris doesn't just invite disaster, it welcomes disaster. The Democrats were then handed a binary choice: either cast the Clintons adrift with a few provisions and a hearty cheer and move on, or set the course of the Party for the next four years to the Clintons' Ahab-like obsession: we wuz robbed, and the terrible error of history (Hillary losing the 2016 election) would have to be corrected regardless of the cost.
To aid their mono-maniacal campaign, the Democrats partnered with the most anti-Democratic and corrupting force in America, the alphabet agencies of Imperial Pretensions, the CIA et al., who are institutionally bound to view the citizenry's right to choose its government and its government's policies with utter disdain: we rule the Empire, and democracy is only acceptable as long as it rubber-stamps our rule.
[Rush] Then we go to California, the news out of California. Californians have voted for Democrats for two or three decades now, and these Democrats have passed laws and have ignored basic forest management to appease rabid, insane, lunatic environmentalist wackos, and now they’re facing the prospect of their power being cut off before fires start because it’s almost a sure thing the fires are gonna happen.
And guess who’s responsible for this? Why, none other than Donald J. Trump is to blame for this. Trump is to blame for everything liberals are unhappy about. But there isn’t a Republican fingerprint on any legislation in California in 20 years. You know what the price of gasoline’s creeping up to in Los Angeles now? Try six bucks! An environmentalist wacko paradise.
[PJ] Many of the stories about the gods and heroes of Greek mythology were compiled during Greek Dark Ages. Impoverished tribes passed down oral traditions that originated after the fall of the lost palatial civilizations of the Mycenaean Greeks.
Dark Age Greeks tried to make sense of the massive ruins of their forgotten forbearers' monumental palaces that were still standing around. As illiterates, they were curious about occasional clay tablets they plowed up in their fields with incomprehensible ancient Linear B inscriptions.
We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our own lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate, but instead merely use or even mock.
Does anyone believe that contemporary Americans could build another transcontinental railroad in six years?
Californians tried to build a high-speed rail line. But after more than a decade of government incompetence, lawsuits, cost overruns and constant bureaucratic squabbling, they have all but given up. The result is a half-built overpass over the skyline of Fresno -- and not yet a foot of track laid.
Who were those giants of the 1960s responsible for building our interstate highway system?
California's roads now are mostly the same as we inherited them, although the state population has tripled. We have added little to our freeway network, either because we forgot how to build good roads or would prefer to spend the money on redistributive entitlements.
When California had to replace a quarter section of the earthquake-damaged San Francisco Bay Bridge, it turned into a near-disaster, with 11 years of acrimony, fighting, cost overruns -- and a commentary on our decline into Dark Ages primitivism. Yet 82 years ago, our ancestors built four times the length of our singe replacement span in less than four years. It took them just two years to design the entire Bay Bridge and award the contracts.
Our generation required five years just to plan to replace a single section. In inflation-adjusted dollars, we spent six times the money on one quarter of the length of the bridge and required 13 agencies to grant approval. In 1936, just one agency oversaw the entire bridge project.
Yet 82 years ago, our ancestors built four times the length of our singe replacement span in less than four years. It took them just two years to design the entire Bay Bridge and award the contracts.
Ditto for water projects.
Ditto for mass transit.
Ditto for the policy toward the homeless.
Ditto for our massive public pension insider dealing shitshow.
Ditto for the "sanctuary" shitshow.
Ditto for the collapse of the CA public schools under the twin onslaught of foolish pedagogical changes + the illegals and their progeny - now 53% of the total school population, climbing inexorably by 1 percentage point every year-- and if whom over 70% are failing basic math and English.
Ditto for desalination projects in SoCal. The Israelis have put such projects online. In decades, California's have gone nowhere thanks to The Idiot State's political and bureaucratic dysfunction.
I could go on but it's too depressing to contemplate all the ways this state has been ruined.
Does anyone believe that contemporary Americans could build another transcontinental railroad in six years?
It took 410 days, which is one year and 45 days to build the Empire State Building. That was over 200,000 hours of labor, during the course of roughly 14 months, to build what was the tallest building at that time.
How long did it take to build the Interstate highway system? (One answer is that it is still being built.) The initial construction of the Interstate, as proposed in 1956, was completed in September of 1991 and at the time had a total length of approximately 40,000 miles. Actual Cost to build the Interstate Highway System was $114 Billion over 35 years ago, and $500 billion in 2008 dollars.
Too many regulations, too much internecine fighting in Congress, too much Banana Republic stuff going on and too many lawyers and lawsuits.
That aside, 500 miles of border wall is scheduled to be complete by 2020.
OK. I have a confession to make. I voted for the California bullet train. I like trains, I don't like traffic jams and I don't like spending money on cars. Civilized countries have functional rail systems. I've been to Japan and seen theirs and it is wonderful. So I voted for the train. But here's the thing: In another era, we would have been able to build it just like we built the dams and canals and bridges and it would have been successful. These days all we can do is build carpool lanes and bike lanes while people trying to get to and from work sit in traffic jams. We have a few regional commuter trains but now some of the stations have become homeless encampments. We can't even figure out what to do with the homeless freaks who pee and poop on our sidewalks. The pathetic little trolley trains in San Diego run late more often than not and they stink like pee because homeless people ride for free. Nice people don't even consider commuting to work on it. I used to think this state was going down the tubes but now it's too late. We've already gone. We can't do squat anymore.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
10/11/2019 12:56 Comments ||
It took 16 months to build The Pentagon for 1B$ in 2018 funds. Prior to construction start on 11Sep1941 (60 years to the day before 9/11), planning was completed and contracted out in six weeks following Congressional approval.
Gen Groves supervised the project. His next command was the Manhattan project. In the course of three years, he supervised the construction of the towns of Hanford, WA; Oak Ridge, TN; and Los Alamos, NM, along with numerous scientific laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and power stations and other infrastructure.
Half-listened to part of an interview (w whom, I don't remember) a couple of weeks ago. Covered the usual stuff. Tone was more casual than usual, which was cool, but what eventually got my attention (and left me kinda depressed) was the degree to which he (VDH) sounded really ground down. Hopefully just a bad day... or the end of a long one.
Abu Uluque - I knew before the vote their business plan was unworkable and they would lie/cheat/steal to get SOMETHING started to try and make facts on teh ground before it was exposed. I'm not happy to say I was right - so much wasted money for Jerry's Browndoggle.
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/11/2019 19:35 Comments ||
Civilized countries have functional rail systems. I've been to Japan and seen theirs and it is wonderful.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Protestors in Iraq are fighting against Iran’s malign influence in the country, showing that Iranian influence in the country is built on hard power, not public good will. Tehran has a lot to lose.
"Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... and Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together," tweeted Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
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Posted by: Fred ||
10/11/2019 00:00 ||
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To my knowledge NO one in Iraq is a friend of the US. Why should we CARE about what happens to the well-being of any Iraqis? Is anyone in Iran our friend? Likewise. Do they all live on the far side of boogaloo ? is the Iranian Real worth about 57,500 to a single American dollar? Are there 16m Iranians doing drugs in a population of 70m? Are the Prostitutes of 35m Iraqi women getting sore backs on the tombstones of Iraqi graveyards ? Do you like FAT girls? Does anyone want to take a Vacation in Iraq ? What does an Iraqi ( or and Iranian for that matter ) smell like? Are their noses of a spectacular size? Would you like to retire in either country? which has the greater amount of Oil, the Iraqi and Iranian countryside or the average Iraqi or Iranian when bending over? What is your favorite food in Iraq or Iran?
Do they actually hate each other ? and sincerely wish each other were dead in true Moslem fashion. What happened to Ali when he took an arrow in the eye? Is that why the shia whip themselves with a flogging of knives ? How far do you fall if you walk out on the end of an Iraqis nose and jump off?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.