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Friday, June 16, 2017

Eric Ramon <ramon.eric@gmail.com>: Jun 16 10:50AM -0700

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:49:06 PM UTC-7, Michael Press wrote:
 
> > Please explain to me this "fact" about the Democratic party starting a shooting war.
 
> Fort Sumter, 12 April 1861. There you go.
> I am happy to help out the learning disadvantaged.
 
Citing the Civil War as an example of the stances of the Democrats and Republicans is an amusing smokescreen. It's as if we don't realize positions shift over time. It's as if we don't notice that it was THE SOUTH that seceded because those states wanted slavery. It's as if we don't notice that those same states and states (then territories) that were sympathetic to slavery are now dominated by Republicans.
 
You're pretty much saying (as an example) that the Republicans who want to do away with the EPA are for that agency because other Republicans started it.
Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net>: Jun 16 10:50AM -0700

Time for Virginia Tech to take 'Tech' out of their name.
People have different talents. Many intelligent people
just cannot learn the hard sciences. Not a defect; just a fact.
 
Or perhaps the grant is for lab monkeys. Last paragraph.
 
<http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/15/virginia-tech-awarded-1-million-to-boost-diversity-and-inclusion-in-stem/>
 
| A medical institute awarded a Virginia school $1 million to
| foster diversity and inclusion in its science, technology,
| engineering, and mathematics departments, according to an
| announcement Wednesday.
|
| The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded Virginia Tech $1
| million to use for its Inclusive Excellence program, which
| focuses on funneling students who transferred from community
| college and first-generation students into STEM jobs.
|
| "As we looked at which students were participating and which
| students were not, we identified several faculty and departments
| that were already making some bold steps to reform their
| pedagogy, or the curriculum in their department to promote
| diversity and inclusion," said Jill Sible, the undergraduate
| education associate provost at Virginia Tech and director for the
| grant.
|
| The school hopes to increase the amount of "inclusive teaching"
| and "inclusive curricula," but did not elaborate on the nature of
| the changes in content.
|
| "[Transfer and first-generation] students, in simple terms, just
| have different backgrounds, needs and expectations," said Sarah
| Karpanty, a fish and wildlife conservation professor who will
| also help manage the grant. "It's really explicitly being aware
| of that in the classroom, in your mentoring, and how you design
| the curriculum."
|
| "The trick will be to modify curricula so transfer students can
| complete science degrees in a timely manner and still learn
| material needed to be competitive in the job market," explained
| Karpanty. (RELATED: Prof Receives Over $200,000 To Study
| Microaggressions)
|
| The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Virginia Tech for
| more specifics regarding plans for the grant, but received no
| comment in time for publication.
 
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Michael Press
Some dued <theodoreward@gmail.com>: Jun 16 08:34AM -0700

Is "whatever it takes" only for you guys?
xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>: Jun 16 08:53AM -0700

On Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:27:34 AM UTC-4, CtrlAltDel wrote:
> destroying our democracy, stomping on our freedoms, and working with Red
> Communist Russians to steal the election from the woman who was supposed
> to be our president?
 
No.
 
It's your side that talks about Second Amendment Solutions, not ours.
RoddyMcCorley <Roddy.McCorley@verizon.net>: Jun 16 12:47PM -0400

On 6/16/2017 1:27 AM, CtrlAltDel wrote:
> destroying our democracy, stomping on our freedoms, and working with Red
> Communist Russians to steal the election from the woman who was supposed
> to be our president?
 
More manaical musings by our resident mental midget.
 
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Emperor Wonko the Sane <doug@sorensensdomain.net>: Jun 16 09:55AM -0700

On Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:34:15 AM UTC-5, Some dued wrote:
> Is "whatever it takes" only for you guys?
 
What the hell does that mean?
 
Doug
Eric Ramon <ramon.eric@gmail.com>: Jun 16 10:40AM -0700

On Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:55:20 AM UTC-7, Emperor Wonko the Sane wrote:
> > Is "whatever it takes" only for you guys?
 
> What the hell does that mean?
 
> Doug
 
this is the problem when you go out for popcorn or a Coke during the movie. Filling you in means we'll both miss what's happening at the moment.
Futbol Phan <sgzphd@gmail.com>: Jun 16 10:39AM -0700

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:37:59 PM UTC-5, CtrlAltDel wrote:
> leisure time is taking a bad hit.
 
> How can I create the fantastic snark and acidic mockery if I am not tuned
> in? I can't. This is a real crisis.
 
WHAAAAA? Making stuff up has been your MO for a long time. No need to stop now just because someone thought it was a good idea to employ you.
Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net>: Jun 16 10:06AM -0700

<https://mobile.twitter.com/Newsday/status/875498174286311424/photo/1>
 
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"Damon Hynes, Cyclone Ranger" <damonhynes@gmail.com>: Jun 16 10:27AM -0700

:-)
Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net>: Jun 16 10:13AM -0700

So sixteen arrest warrants are issued for the Turkish thugs
and Preident Erdogan goes ballistic.
 
<http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/16/in-angry-rant-erdogan-complains-that-his-goons-face-charges-in-embassy-attacks/>
 
Two USA residents and two Canadian residents also charged
in addition to 12 Turks.
 
U.S. Marshals have arrested two Turkish men living in U.S. for
their role in beating peaceful protesters outside of the Turkish
embassy in Washington, D.C. last month, a source with knowledge
of the matter tells The Daily Caller.
 
<http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/14/breaking-us-marshals-arrest-two-in-turkish-embassy-brawl/>
 
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Michael Press
xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>: Jun 16 09:27AM -0700

Quit basing your brand on "We pick you up" when every time I've tried to use that service, I can't make it work. New slogan:
 
We pick you up!
*As long as it isn't on the weekend
*Or more than few minutes from our location
*but you still have to return the car to our location, not where we picked you up, and no we don't give you a ride back after you dropped off the car. After all, we said "we pick you up" not "we drop you off"
 
Seriously has anyone successfully used this service?
Mercellus Bohren <mercellusb@yahoo.com>: Jun 16 09:42AM -0700

On Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:27:31 PM UTC-4, xyzzy wrote:
> *Or more than few minutes from our location
> *but you still have to return the car to our location, not where we picked you up, and no we don't give you a ride back after you dropped off the car. After all, we said "we pick you up" not "we drop you off"
 
> Seriously has anyone successfully used this service?
 
Only when used for a rental when my car was in a body shop. They came and picked me up. I left the rental at the shop when I picked up my car.
xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>: Jun 16 09:45AM -0700

On Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:42:24 PM UTC-4, Mercellus Bohren wrote:
> > *but you still have to return the car to our location, not where we picked you up, and no we don't give you a ride back after you dropped off the car. After all, we said "we pick you up" not "we drop you off"
 
> > Seriously has anyone successfully used this service?
 
> Only when used for a rental when my car was in a body shop. They came and picked me up. I left the rental at the shop when I picked up my car.
 
That seems to be the only market they have in mind.
 
I wanted a car at a small airport near the beach. No can do.
RoddyMcCorley <Roddy.McCorley@verizon.net>: Jun 16 12:58PM -0400

On 6/16/2017 12:27 PM, xyzzy wrote:
> *Or more than few minutes from our location
> *but you still have to return the car to our location, not where we picked you up, and no we don't give you a ride back after you dropped off the car. After all, we said "we pick you up" not "we drop you off"
 
> Seriously has anyone successfully used this service?
 
They really suck.
 
Just had to rent a car after my wife totaled hers. They charged $59/day
for a Camry and said that was all they had. My insurance got involved
and it ended up at about $30/day. My advice: look for local rental
services. I found most were charging about $25-$30/day.
 
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RoddyMcCorley <Roddy.McCorley@verizon.net>: Jun 16 01:01PM -0400

On 6/16/2017 12:45 PM, xyzzy wrote:
 
>> Only when used for a rental when my car was in a body shop. They came and picked me up. I left the rental at the shop when I picked up my car.
 
> That seems to be the only market they have in mind.
 
> I wanted a car at a small airport near the beach. No can do.
 
I might add that when we had the wife's car towed to the body shop,
Enterprise had an office on-site. Since it was approaching 5:00 pm, they
said they could not help her; wouldn't even call other local Enterprise
offices. FUCKERS!
 
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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul
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xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>: Jun 16 09:08AM -0700

> http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/more-states-confirm-cyber-attacks-sourced-to-dhs/476227320
 
Damb DSH employees gotta stop opening those emails with attachments that claim to be invoices or lottery winnings.
Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net>: Jun 16 09:22AM -0700

In article <255df274-ee5a-45f7-9ea7-d6e6800a4eae@googlegroups.com>,
 
> http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/more-states-confirm-cyber-attacks-sourced-to-dhs/476227320
 
President Obama's DHS.
 
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Michael Press
Michael Press <rubrum@pacbell.net>: Jun 16 09:24AM -0700

In article <l9idnX8Qhq5HI97EnZ2dnUU7-LPNnZ2d@ptd.net>,
 
> Probably the Russians spoofing the IP addresses using the NSA developed
> tools that were stolen.
 
> Dick OKeefe
 
Yes, I believe that.
 
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Michael Press
RoddyMcCorley <Roddy.McCorley@verizon.net>: Jun 16 12:52PM -0400

On 6/16/2017 12:08 PM, xyzzy wrote:
> On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:11:45 PM UTC-4, the_andr...@yahoo.com wrote:
>> http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/more-states-confirm-cyber-attacks-sourced-to-dhs/476227320
 
> Damb DSH employees gotta stop opening those emails with attachments that claim to be invoices or lottery winnings.
 
No, they are about inheritances from a deceased Kenyan grandfather.
 
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False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul
with evil.
 
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xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>: Jun 16 09:54AM -0700

On Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:52:10 PM UTC-4, RoddyMcCorley wrote:
> >> http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/more-states-confirm-cyber-attacks-sourced-to-dhs/476227320
 
> > Damb DSH employees gotta stop opening those emails with attachments that claim to be invoices or lottery winnings.
 
> No, they are about inheritances from a deceased Kenyan grandfather.
 
No if that was the case the IP addresses would have traced back to the White House (duh)
xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>: Jun 16 08:01AM -0700

> I flew on a brand new 737-300 last night.
 
> Still arrived home 2 hours late.
 
My partner and I just put new leather seats in our plane, replacing the cloth ones that felt like sandpaper. It smells great, total new plane smell not bad for a 35 year old plane.
 
A renter has already put an ink pen mark on one of them though.
"Damon Hynes, Cyclone Ranger" <damonhynes@gmail.com>: Jun 16 08:04AM -0700

You mean -800? I've flown on a new plane before but I'm still jellus. :-)
Eagle@bellsouth.net (J. Hugh Sullivan): Jun 16 03:05PM

On Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:01:14 -0700 (PDT), xyzzy <xyzzy.dude@gmail.com>
wrote:
 
>> I flew on a brand new 737-300 last night.
 
>> Still arrived home 2 hours late.
 
>My partner and I just put new leather seats in our plane, replacing the cloth ones that felt like sandpaper.
 
The world would be a better place if you libs just scratched your ass.
 
Hugh
 
 
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Eagle@bellsouth.net (J. Hugh Sullivan): Jun 16 03:02PM

Railroad Tracks
 

The U.S. Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4
feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge
used?

Because that's the way they built them in England, and English
expatriates designed the U.S. Railroads. Why did the English build
them like that?

Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built
the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used. Why did
'they' use that gauge then?

Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools
that they had used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.
 
Why did the wagons have that particular Odd wheel spacing?

Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would
break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because
that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So, who built those old rutted
roads?

Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including
England) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since.
And the ruts in the roads?

Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to
match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots
were made for Imperial Rome, they were all alike in the matter of
wheel spacing. Therefore, the United States standard railroad gauge of
4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an
Imperial Roman war chariot. In other words, bureaucracies live
forever.

So the next time you are handed a specification, procedure, or
process, and wonder, 'What horse's ass came up with this?', you may be
exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough
to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses.

Now, the twist to the story:

When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, you will
notice that there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of
the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The
SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah. The engineers who
designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit larger, but
the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch
site.

The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in
the mountains and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel
is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as
you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the
world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two
thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought
being a horse's ass wasn't important! Now you know, Horses' Asses
control almost everything.

Explains a whole lot of stuff, doesn't it?
 
Posted by Hugh
 
Please note that the above is apolitical.
 
Hugh
 
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