INTERESTING: Why aren’t power lines underground?

Friday, October 24, 2014

2014-Oct-24

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TROPICAL_WEATHER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-17-11-15-36

Oct 18, 10:28 AM EDT
POWER OUT, TREES FALL AS HURRICANE CROSSES BERMUDABY JOSH BALL AND DANICA COTO ASSOCIATED PRESS

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HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering – the second time the tiny British territory has been slammed by a powerful storm in less than a week.

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Simple observation: Why aren’t power lines underground?

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QUOTE: ON positive and negative

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty, instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.
~Walter E. Cole

The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~L.P. Jacks

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Unfortunately, this makes us pessimists look dumb.

With apologies to Doctor Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was a minister and author of “The Power of Positive Thinking”, who I heard speak in person more than once; thanks to a “Comparative Christian Religions” Theology course required of all Engineers. 

I often cite “Reinke’s Rule” (egotistically named after a fat old white guy injineer named me) which states: “Expect the worst and every surprise will be to the good side.”

This means by not expecting sunshine and lollypops, by not presuming an easy journey, one can be prepared to overcome ALL obstacles. That careful consideration before embarking allows one to fully commit to the goal and be positive you will attain it.

My 3 confirming examples comes from post-graduate education opportunities: 

* I had the opportunity to get my MBA. With a bunch of co-workers. Three years at night. Fall, Spring, and Summer. No partial credit for not finishing. Completed. Piece of cake. Actually enjoyed it. 

* I then had the opportunity to go to law school with the same cadre I took my MBA with. It was 6 years of the same Fall, Spring, and Summer. With real work and a bar exam. No partial credit. I declined. Of the 20 that started; only 4 finished. And, one never passed the bar. 3/20 = 15%!

* I had the opportunity to get my MS CompSci. Had to go it alone; no comrades. That was hard! Three years at night. Fall, Spring, and Summer. No partial credit for not finishing. Completed.

Upon reflection, I should have gone to Law School. I regret it today.

But I wonder how I would feel if I was one of the 17 versus one of the 3?

And, when makes such a decision, one doesn’t know what costs were hidden along the way. Six summer vacations come to mind. 

So, I’ll stick with “Reinke’s Rule”. You OTOH have follow your own paradigms and memes. YMMV!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment court finds for the Gooferment

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

http://tbo.com/list/military-news/ruling-limits-legal-remedies-for-many-exposed-to-camp-lejeune-pollutants-20141015/

MILITARY NEWS
Ruling limits legal remedies for many exposed to Camp Lejeune pollutants
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a North Carolina law limiting the time period in which a plaintiff can seek damages from exposure to pollutants at Camp Lejeune.
ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE
By Howard Altman | Tribune Staff
Published: October 15, 2014 | Updated: October 15, 2014 at 05:53 PM

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A federal court ruling in North Carolina this week will have a devastating impact on many of the nearly 20,000 Floridians currently registered with the Marine Corps for their exposures at Camp Lejeune to three known human carcinogens found in the camp’s drinking water, said a man who contracted breast cancer as a result.

Those Floridians are on a list compiled by the Marines. They may have been exposed as far back as 1953, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

“Legally, we are done,” said Mike Partain of Winter Haven, who was born at Camp Lejeune 46 years ago. “The government has successfully found a silver bullet to put an end to legal issues. If this happened in Florida, rather than North Carolina, we would still be legally able to pursue the government.”

Neither the Marines nor the Department of Justice responded to requests for comment.

This week, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a North Carolina law limiting the time period in which a plaintiff can seek damages.

The law, called the statute of repose, placed a 10-year limit on which plaintiffs in that state can seek damages from exposure to contaminants, with no exception for latent diseases like the cancer contracted by Partain.

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So anyone want to quibble that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient?

And, the biggest pollution problem on the planet?

“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault in Casablanca

I’m shocked that a Gooferment Court found that the Gooferment wasn’t liable for the harm it knowingly allowed.

Argh!

I hope there is a special circle in Hell for politicians and bureaucrats!

So why have a registry if you’re just going to screw the victims.

And, you trust them on Ebola, D23, or any other matter of “public health”.

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SOFTWARE: UPDATE MAC OSX Yosemite version 10.10 performance sucks

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SOFTWARE: MAC OSX Yosemite version 10.10 performance sucks
2014-Oct-20

Get a ton of spinning lollypops every time I do a task switch or just at random times.

Guess this is how they force me to buy new hardware?

Argh!

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2014-Oct-21

After several reboots, one reboot was different.

I had lollypops so bad made it unusable.

I force quit everything. Powered down.

Waited a half inning.

Power up.

It did something different.

A green ball with a progress bar.

A minute or two.

Logon screen presents.

Seems to be running better.

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RANT: The White House press is not free

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/white-house-deletes-obamas-unpaid-bills-admission-transcript_816940.html#

A laugh line, but why alter the transcript?

First, it calls into question the authenticity of ANY transcript!

Second, it impairs the First Amendment status of the “free” press.

Third, it proves that the Executive Branch can NEVER be trusted.

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TINFOILHAT: MH17 discrepancies

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/mh-17-report-false-flag-exposed-after-revelation-passenger-was-wearing-oxygen-mask_102014

MH-17 REPORT FALSE FLAG EXPOSED AFTER REVELATION PASSENGER WAS WEARING OXYGEN MASK
Tyler Durden
Zero Hedge
October 10th, 2014
Reader Views: 241

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When exactly a month ago the supposedly objective, impartial Netherlands released its official, 34-page preliminary report of the MH-17 crash over Ukraine, presumably based on black box data, air traffic control records, and other “authentic, verified” information, there were precisely zero mentions of “oxygen“, “mask” or “oxygen mask.”

Which is odd, because in what should become the biggest Freudian slip scandal in false-flag history, certainly since the Gulf of Tonkin, yesterday Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans accidentally revealed for the very first time ever, that one of the Australian passengers aboard the doomed airplane“appears to have donned an oxygen mask before the fatal crash, suggesting some on board might have been aware of their impending deaths, a Dutch official disclosed.” Clearly a crucial aspect of the crash, as it points at the severity of the alleged explosion, yet one which was not noted until yesterday and which completely skipped the purvey of the official crash report for reasons unknown.

Needless to say, this makes a complete mockery of the story that the plane had exploded upon impact with the “Russian” missile, and is why there was supposedly no trace of any impact on the flight’s black box recorder. Whether or not it also means that the alternative theory that a Ukraine jet had purposefully downed the Malaysian aircraft to serve as a pretext to implicate Russia, is unclear. But it also means that yet another conspiracy theory becomes fact: namely that whoever were the western powers who doctored and manipulated the “official” crash report of MH-17 to implicate Putin, not only lied but fabricated evidence.

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Now the “official story” is that the plane was shot down by the Russians.

But NOW that doesn’t actually align with the “evidence”.

There are several different threads of “conspiracy”:

(1) The Ukrainians tried to knock down Putin’s plane that transited the same area a short time before;

(2) The Ukrainians fired the missile;

OR

(3) Parties unknown did it to set up the Russians.

Who knows?

Certainly not me!

But when looking into these things, I use the rule “Cui Bono”.

In this case, certainly not Putin!

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SOFTWARE: MAC OSX Yosemite version 10.10 performance sucks

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014-Oct-20

Get a ton of spinning lollypops every time I do a task switch or just at random times.

Guess this is how they force me to buy new hardware?

Argh!

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2014-Oct-21

After several reboots, one reboot was different.

I had lollypops so bad made it unusable.

I force quit everything. Powered down. 

Waited a half inning.

Power up. 

It did something different.

A green ball with a progress bar.

A minute or two.

Logon screen presents.

Seems to be running better.

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