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Monday, July 3. 2017
Well, it's a nothing sort of Monday. Tuesday's a holiday, and everyone had Friday off, too. By the time the 4th rolls around, everybody's going to be too sunburned and hung over to blow their fingers off with off-brand fireworks properly. We're working in shifts here at Maggie's Farm, though. Bird Dog is still having his blood swapped out at the Peter Thiel/Keith Richards clinic, but the rest of us soldier on. We're not as interesting as Bird Dog, but we always tell the truth as we see it. We all wear really thick intellectual glasses, however. It makes us see things funny.
For instance, I'm not even sure that Donald Trump is Hitler. I know, the science is settled on that one, and I try and I try, but I can't see it. I squint and hold him at arm's length, and lift my lids real high, then rub my eyes, but I just can't picture it. He doesn't even look like Ernst Roehm to me. There's not even a hint of Admiral Raeder about him. I can't even gin up a resemblance to Roderick Spode, the amateur dictator. As far as I can tell, the body politic got tired of having Billy Ray Valentine as president, so we elected Thornton Melon. Meh. On to the links!
I'm fresh out of snark. A wonderful man.
I'm fresh out of snark. A pleasant man.
For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.
Slowly but surely, it's bound to start dawning on Millennials that the internet is not a magical place where regular old laws don't apply.
If Rembrandt was a clapboard, this is vinyl siding.
The quest to portray secretaries as more important than their bosses rolls on. Because girlz.
As is usual, the article is refreshingly information-free. It sounds similar to always running Windows as a user, and reserving the administrator role for nothing but recovering an earlier image of your computer if things go south on you.
I'm confused by the term "kangaroo-specific environment." What about vaguely kangaroo-ish environments, like bars at closing time?
As usual, the answer is, "Something must be done." Since this is San Francisco, that means something must be done by someone else, at great expense, to assuage your guilt as you pedal past the poors. The policeman in Oklahoma in the first link shows you what "something" really means, virtue signallers. Get busy.
I'm not exactly sure, but wouldn't that mean that Tired Light is in, and the Red Shift is out? So Einstein was confused, and the universe probably isn't expanding? Other than that, this isn't big news. I wouldn't worry about it. The scientist is obviously a loon. Look at that quote:
Theoretical, computational work needs to be verified experimentally? Hold on there, Poindexter. That kind of approach doesn't fly in climate science, so I don't think we should pay attention to it in physics, either. Hey, Mikko, just say that because of Republican obstruction, light will keep getting slower and slower until you can catch it with fielder's glove. You'll get a big grant, and the science will be settled.
Have a great Monday, everyone!
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"What about vaguely kangaroo-ish environments, like bars at closing time?"
Kangaroo goes into a bar in Geelong, orders a banana daiquiri.
Barkeep says, "That'll be $19.95 for the daiquiri. Y'know, we don't get many kangaroos in here."
Kangaroo replies, "Yeah, and at these prices, ya won't get many more."
Thank you! You're a wonderful audience! I'll be here all week. Try the veal piccata!
"Cop adopts abused ten-year-old boy after rescuing him from home where he was tied up in a freezing water-filled trash can"
A wonderful man indeed. You don't have to be a Talmudic scholar to understand what an act like this represents but:
"Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world."
Apparently kangaroos change shape a lot when they jump and that makes them hard to track by sensor.
I expect the up-geyumping and down-gecoming confuses the sensors.
Shape shifting kangaroos...who'd a thought. We do have a lot of them in the MSM here but Trump just drives over em.
Re: the homeless. The Town I live in has put about $5 million into their budget to feed the homeless but in the same news broadcast they stated that they would close one fire station because of lack of funds. This is exactly the wrong approach to handling the "homeless". 99% of the "homeless" are drug or alcohol addicts with most having mental health issues and feeding them merely encourages them. If you want to fix the problem set up a system where you can track them. Arrest them for the many laws they break and identify who they are and evaluate their particular problem. If they are addicted then incarcerate them and rehabilitate them. But don't leave them on the street.
"Arrest them for the many laws they break and identify who they are and evaluate their particular problem. If they are addicted then incarcerate them and rehabilitate them. But don't leave them on the street."
Ain't gonna happen.
We live in an age when these poor souls are part of an important and influential demographic that must be pandered to by our politicians: the mentally ill.
The only way the homeless problem will be solved will be to bring class actions against both the homeless and municipalities for violation of environmental laws. The fines for Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act violations alone (fecal waste, failure to have proper septic or water systems) I am sure here would run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
You need to fight fire with fire. Only then will government take action to imprison or build camps to institutionalize the homeless.
'New' Rembrandt fixed: ...was distilled cut and pasted from Rembrandt's body of work.
Those articles on light were fascinating, but they hurt my head. We know that light slows down in a transparent medium, hence the rainbow from a prism. So it seems like the slowing down would transfer some energy to the transparent medium itself - like when a dog stops suddenly on a rug. ...and I have a lot of problem with everything in the universe moving away from my particular location. As a wise man once said, "Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits."
There's always free beer at my house. Topless bartenders? I'll do it only if the ladies insist.