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  • In pictures: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo opening night

    08/05/2016 5:56:26 PM PDT · 12 of 30
    NYFriend to ConorMacNessa
    Been once. Love Edinburgh. It's awesome in the fall, awesome in summer, but the one time I went in August, the Festival, the Fringe, the Tattoo. It's like carnival, but colder. Love the city, the people, the beer, the American food at the International food festival at three sisters. Colgate. Much fun. The Tattoo is shockingly cool. Papers, drums, and a smattering of performers from the Commonwealth. Steel drums from T&T, zulu dancers, Maori from NZ (love Kiwis). One Service is honored each year and the show is always cool. Saw Royal Marine Commandos put on an impressive display. Show started out a bit hokey with a living museum type display, then blacked out as they staged a mock assault under green lights with sniper teams on the stair two seats from me, rubber boat insertion, took out sentries, and “blew the enemy camp” with a firework. It's cools. Ends with a one two punch of the massed pipes and drums, and the lone piper in the castle walls lit by torches.

    Also been to Edinburgh on a Tuesday in October (or some random time) and met great folks. Also, London, Cardiff, Swansea...some towns in Devon. UK has amazing people. If you can go, you should, and meet locals, and do local things.

    I'd love to see the US, UK, Australia and Canada form the largest, most prosperous and greatest alliance the world have ever seen...again. In UK, Americans can really feel at home.

  • Quick Followup: Autism and Vaccines

    04/21/2016 4:30:57 PM PDT · 26 of 27
    NYFriend to GraceG

    I have a young child, a relative with autism and a wife with a Masters in Public Heath. Just before my child was born, we talked to a few pediatricians to decide who we wanted to use. One thing we asked was about spacing out vaccines.

    The doctor we ended up with said, “ok, if you said you were opposed to vaccinations, I’d tell you I’m not the right doctor for you. If you just want to space the vaccinations out, I’ve done that before. Here’s the deal. I need to social order the single vaccine shots, so you pay more. As a doctor, I can tell you that immunity comes from you body recognizing specific proteins on viruses, and vaccines are designed to introduce th proteins that confer immunity without triggering reactions, and its a lot less of a shock to you system to get multiple vaccines than it is to get sick with a live virus. As someone whose done this before, I can tell you what happens every time. Instead of having to come every six months, you are here every month, and after your second visit carrying out a screaming child, you’ll tell me to just give all the shots at once”.

    He’s our doctor. Recently, our schools started requiring a chickenpox shot before you turn 6, and the school said our five year old couldn’t start the year without the shot. That same doctor called the school to tell them why he wasn’t giving the shot until whatever point, and that they were misinterpreting the rules. School agreed. So he’s a doctor who at least thinks about these things.

    My honest belief is that the shots don’t cause autism. I’ve heard of a seizure disorder being triggered by fevers, including a fever caused by a vaccine, bit those kids would have developed the condition the first time they got sick anyway.

    The risk of anything serious from modern vaccines is very small (smallpox used to have a solid risk of nasty side effects, and was literally fatal 1 in a million times). However the risk from measles, mumps, polio, even whooping cough and shingles, is enough to warrant that vanishingly small risk of a serious side effect in nearly every case (except where there’s an underlying medical problem, where you just hope enough other people are vaccinated that the disease doesn’t reach them).

  • Getting away with a bogus unemployment rate. Why?

    02/06/2016 12:40:06 PM PST · 40 of 40
    NYFriend to PapaBear3625

    That is the way I’d read it. Although you might also be seeing an erosion of retirement (how many private sector pensions are there). And the the 20-25’s have taken a hit.

    Overall, it’s not a pretty picture.

  • Getting away with a bogus unemployment rate. Why?

    02/05/2016 4:05:16 PM PST · 21 of 40
    NYFriend to PapaBear3625

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the headline unemployment rate. They also report a few flavors of Labor participation data, including the Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate. That rate is basically what you are talking about, and the number aren’t pretty. If that rate isn’t exactly what you want, there are a dozen other variants.

    The numbers are reported, generally pretty good, and mostly ignored by media and the public. Go to BLS.gov

  • FBI Video Release of Lavoy Finicum Shooting and Why CTH is Reluctant to Engage

    01/31/2016 12:52:45 PM PST · 94 of 179
    NYFriend to P-Marlowe

    Mostly agree. The GIN took what seven people in two cars into custody. One was reportedly injured, and they killed the guy who drove off from the stop, tried to run a roadblock, nearly killed a cop while driving around the roadblock.(It’s not a good roadblock, but he looked like he was going to ram it, and the cop was scrambling to get away). At th point he got out out of the truck, from the camera footage, I can’t tell what’s going on, but the rhetoric, the guns, and running would have made the cops very worried about this turning violent, and the guy was not unambiguously surrendering. He was a big part of making this more dangerous than it needed to be. I wish he didn’t get killed, but I’m glad it wasn’t worse.

    These guy took over a federal office, and used guns and violent rhetoric to try and scare the police away. That’s a dangerous game. I the Bundy Ranch incident is about the only case of that actually working. Governments have a monopoly on the legitimacy use of force in their boarders. You challenge them at your perill. I agree that people in our government could respect member of the public more, and vice versa, but these guys brought themselves a lot of trouble, and proof that the feds weren’t there to execute those protesters is that all the leaders in the first truck were taken into custody unharmed.

  • Complete, Unedited Video of Joint FBI and OSP Operation 01/26/2016

    01/28/2016 7:43:41 PM PST · 46 of 147
    NYFriend to RaceBannon

    Roadblock wasn’t set up or conducted very well. Watch him go off the road. I think he hit one of the cops.

    I know there’s backstory, but it’s still pretty universal...don’t run from the police, don’t wave guns around at the police, don’t charge or drive at the police. Let the lawyers fight about it.

    The armed standoff, the guns, the talk, I’m glad it didn’t end worse.

    I still think he hit a cop, and since we aren’t hearing about it, I think the guy must be ok. He might have had a different take on how dangerous the driver was.

  • It Is Now Cheaper To Rent A Dry Bulk Tanker Than A Ferrari

    01/20/2016 4:55:52 PM PST · 8 of 9
    NYFriend to SeekAndFind

    How much for the extra insurance so you don’t pay for damage?

  • Grasshopper tacos on the menu for Michelle's birthday: Obama takes First Lady for dinner

    01/17/2016 8:23:40 PM PST · 41 of 60
    NYFriend to 2ndDivisionVet
    There's been some fringe science saying that, due to scarcity, we'd have to eat bugs in the future, for protein. Honestly, bugs aren't bad. I've eaten them in survival school, camping with folks cause I was trying to be tough, with some other folks to try to be cool, and because they were available and sort or a local thing.

    Here's the deal...grasshopper legs will get caught In your teeth. Cheese flavors makes it worse. Grasshoppers smoked with salt and lime are actually pretty good...like if if could have them over potato chips, I would cause they taste better and if cooked are better for you. I don't want to eat live bugs, grubs, or whatever. Some can have parasites, but anything moving is weird. If they are cooked, they aren't bad tasting at all. Except some ants. Some ants are bad, because they have some acid or something in their body. Other ants go great with chocolate.

  • It's Time to go Green! Use a solvent trap when you clean your guns

    01/11/2016 3:10:09 PM PST · 41 of 62
    NYFriend to Torcert

    I’m pro 2nd Amendment, and when I’m on the jury of someone who’s defense is they were carrying around an oil filter in case they wanted to clean their PPK without getting solvent on their tux, I’m voting to convict, but giving an B+ for effort.

    I sort of would like to hear why you want to filter your used solvent, but...it’s just all around bad.

  • How fast is the earth moving?

    01/09/2016 7:20:32 PM PST · 32 of 66
    NYFriend to MtnClimber

    But you are all roughly stationary in relation to me. Just saying.

  • Hillary Hilariously Claims She Didn’t Ask for Classified Info to be Sent Over a Non Secure System

    01/08/2016 9:22:25 PM PST · 39 of 57
    NYFriend to Norseman

    You might be right that this is legit. My understanding is nonpaper is industry jargon in international diplomacy for a talking points, a draft agreement, or something else that doesn’t include classified data, but isn’t marked to show attribution to the county that produced it. What’s on the page isn’t confidential, but that the US offered what’s on the page might be.

    A piece of paper that says “the king of country x is a crook” isn’t confidential (scrawled on a napkin, for example). But, but on some official letterhead, you might want to control the piece of paper. Substitute “a crook” for “accepted a 100,000 dollar bribe one June 4th in a parking garage” might be classified, because it includes details obtained from surveillance or a spy. “ Nonpaper” means it’s non-secret info not tracable to the government who wrote it, to be used in diplomatic meetings.

    This email might very well be completely legit. A fax that included the opinion of the US govt might be confidential. A no paper stating the same position, but not traceable or attributable to the US govt, is fine.

  • The New York Times Has No Clue How The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Worked

    12/13/2015 6:59:22 PM PST · 8 of 9
    NYFriend to Sasparilla

    To hunt today’s super animals like the flying squirrel or the electric eel.

  • Hot Issue: How DAESH’s Lone Wolf Guidance Increases the Group’s Threat to the United States

    11/30/2015 6:51:53 PM PST · 5 of 8
    NYFriend to JohnG45

    ISIS = Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “State” implies they have legitimacy as a government. Supposedly, Daesh (Die-esh) would be an acronym of their Arabic name, if acronyms were used in the Arabic speaking world. So it doesn’t make sense in Arabic, but it sounds like the word for “one who imposes their will on others” or “something that trample”. Some published reports say that they hate the name, and threaten to cut our the tongues of people using it. So, it’s not what they want to be called.

  • Vanity - The Man In The High Castle question (Amazon show)

    11/27/2015 6:52:19 PM PST · 18 of 30
    NYFriend to InvisibleChurch

    Book and show have different endings. Plots were a little different too. Just finished the show. Liked it very much, but found it unsettling. A few “good guys”, but wow...different feel from almost everything else. I read that the author basically used random chance ( the I Ching) to decide what happened to characters.

    There has to be a second season. This show was good enough to turn Amazon into a “TV Network”

  • Why Does America Have Nuclear Weapons?

    11/14/2015 6:12:32 AM PST · 41 of 112
    NYFriend to ilovesarah2012

    Once the “genie was out of the bottle”, Russia at least was going to develop nukes. One of the more dangerous scenarios is one where only one country has nukes. Then they can hang the threat of a nuke over your head, and there’s basically nothing you can do, but call their bluff.

    Eventually, people figured out that nukes can neutralize conventional threats either militarily (if West Germany got over run by Soviet tanks, we could start nuking the tanks), or politically (invade my country and I nuke your cities).

    Right no, we basically have them so that we are even in strength to Russia and China. France and UK have them to buy admission to th UN Security Council and meeting on European Security (for a while you “didn’t have a real 20th Century military” if you didn’t have nukes).

    India has them as a check on China (from way back). Pakistan has them because India has them.

    If Israel has them, it to keep their neighbors out of Tel Aviv. Iraq wanted to pretend to have them to keep Iran out. Iran probably wanted them to buy admission into the “major powers club”, but many just because Saudi Arabia doesn’t have them. Post-2002, Iran knows that having nukes would keep us out.

  • Walmart In Courtroom Battle With Texas Over Irrational Liquor Law

    09/20/2015 12:22:22 PM PDT · 6 of 48
    NYFriend to Lorianne

    “Corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to condemn”

    It not an uncommon law. A few other State’s only issue liquor licenses to a natural persons (not corporations).

    Legally, we still treat a lot of alcohol businesses like hazardous waste recycler. It’s left over from prohibition, and in some States, enabled by the established businesses that don’t want to compete.

  • U.S. defends Turks' bombing of American ally [Kurds]

    07/30/2015 7:35:27 PM PDT · 6 of 13
    NYFriend to FatherofFive

    I don’t think the Kurds have the size or resources to beat ISIS, and I don’t think Turkey is going to reach very far past their borders. I think we need them both, and I don’t think they are going to work together.

    The Kurds have been on our side a couple times, at least since ‘91. Things never seem to work well for them.

  • HBO programming chief talks 'True Detective' haters, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm's' fate

    07/30/2015 7:26:14 PM PDT · 5 of 21
    NYFriend to BenLurkin

    Season 1 was awesome. Season 2 was OK until midway, and now it’s getting good. Both started off slow, and I think people are forgetting that. I got high hopes for the end of this season.

    Both are dark, filled with messed up people. It’s sort of an optimistic view of what broken people can do. You gotta be able to feel it.

  • Ex-Navy SEAL Alleges Anti-Gay Bullying by CIA Workers

    07/30/2015 7:18:32 PM PDT · 37 of 55
    NYFriend to Calpublican

    I’m with you, Cal. Business between SEALs or special ops types, I don’t know. I trust the to take care and look out for their own, and I’d have trouble thinking they jeopardize eachothers trust.

    But people here,guy’s an American solider, and a SEAL to boot meaning he is isn’t skating through some light duty looking for HI Bill, but instead he volunteered for high risk stuff, and people want bad mouth him over his sexuality.

    Just thank the guy for his service. Not too many people volunteer to fight face-to-face against 10 to 1 odds for their country. Those who do are better men than me.

  • Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

    07/08/2015 4:47:09 PM PDT · 10 of 11
    NYFriend to Pearls Before Swine
    I recently watch a relative with untreatable brain cancer waste away in a hospital (mostly the ICU) for months while they cut organs out, treated infections, saved him from a heart attack, and kept him breathing so everyone could visit to see whether he remembered them or knew where he was each day. The days he knew he what was going on were the worst. I can't guess what his care cost, but it was probably hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    There's something to be said for dying from a massive heart attack while riding your bike.

    If my doctor said, I keep in alive and bed ridden for the next few weeks, but it will mean feeding tube, and ventilator, and probably a couple of surgeries, plus it will cost the taxpayers a $100k, I'd probably ask what my other options are.

  • USA Today: Tourists flock to Montana to try glamping (USA Today Photos in Thread)

    06/13/2015 5:55:28 PM PDT · 16 of 49
    NYFriend to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    I’ve stayed in fancy “Lodge” accommodations, 4 or5 stars, but in the mountains (steaks, wine, sauna, etc). it’s nice. Tent with a wood floor could be similar. I’m not saying that camping, but it gives you some nature and all kinds of comfort. I’ve also slept under the stars, and in makeshift tree.branch shelters. That’s authentic. You know what else is authentic? Walk a day in, set up a surplus army tent from Korea, have it rain wind and hail for twenty minutes to soak you to the bone, have every bug in the world come out and live on you, until the temps drop to the 40s and the wind kicks up, and people keep asking you to pull.off the ticks they can’t reach. I’m old enough that I don’t have to do that anymore.

  • Charcoal Grill vs. Gas Grill Throwdown: Let's Settle This Once And For All

    05/03/2015 12:14:30 PM PDT · 25 of 90
    NYFriend to newnhdad

    2nd Div- agree 100% except that if I could only have one, I’d go for gas cause I can use it every day it isn’t raining, vs charcoal which takes too much time to get set after I come home from work. For me, a gas grill is better than a stove, because I can cook all Smokey at 500 degrees and char meats and vegetables. But I agree that charcoal tastes better, an makes slow roasting and smoking way easier

  • Ship captain promoted despite crash

    04/30/2015 6:56:18 PM PDT · 36 of 40
    NYFriend to VeniVidiVici

    Chester Nimitz. Ran the Decatour aground.

  • The Army Is Testing Handheld Ray Guns

    04/29/2015 7:50:30 PM PDT · 14 of 24
    NYFriend to dhs12345

    This device actually uses the energy from a blank cartridge to power something like an EMP generator. I saw an article.about explosive EMP generators in popular mechanics or popular mechanics years back. Don’t understand the physics, and I’m not sure if this thing uses the same principle, but chemical explosive to electricity has been an idea for a while.

  • Optimizing Removal of Engine Sludge, pre-Oil Change

    04/19/2015 6:27:28 PM PDT · 37 of 81
    NYFriend to gaijin

    Drain the oil when the engine is warm (run it like 2 minutes). replace the filter and the oil with whatever the book says. I like synthetic for when it’s cold out (below zero, but for those -20 nights). Modern conventional oil is good, modern gasolin engines are clean. Many cars now have oil reminder lights, that calculate or measure when to change the oil, and many of these don’t suggest changing it until you get 7,500 miles or more. 10k is probably too long, don’t make a habit of it, but the oils isn’t going to breakdown much.

  • Marine Helicopter Unexpectedly Lands on Beach

    04/15/2015 5:11:35 PM PDT · 15 of 23
    NYFriend to FoxInSocks

    They are what, twice the size of a city bus? Surprise for beachgoers.

  • Army says diversity training sent wrong signal about 'white privilege'

    04/05/2015 5:07:37 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    NYFriend to molson209

    At least it wasn’t a unit still in Iraq or Afghanistan. “Let me explain how good some of you people have it. While your out on patrol is the desert looking for IEDs, snipers, and not, there’s some people back home who have it real rough”. I though everyone was just “green” anyway.

    I truly believe that race and social status at birth, while not determinate, greatly influence how easy or hard it will be to get into the middle or upper class, and that’s it’s really a lot easier being born rich and white, than being born poor. Not that you are locked in or locked out, or that a lot of people don’t move up or down a few rungs on the social ladder, but you can either start a step ahead or a step behind by accident of who your parents are.

    I also always thought that the place that mattered least was in the military.

  • So I just bought a Mosin Nagant

    03/14/2015 7:50:48 PM PDT · 54 of 85
    NYFriend to Rides_A_Red_Horse

    One of those classic military rifles, I’ve always wanted to shoot (or own), but never got the chance. Congrats. A rifle, that in its moment in time (actually about 30 years I think), it was as combat rifle equal to any other in use.

    It’s a piece of history.

  • Vice President Joe Biden Enters Betty Ford Center, Sources Reveal (C'mon - This is SATIRE folks)

    03/08/2015 12:31:12 PM PDT · 34 of 131
    NYFriend to Dr. Thorne

    Anyone check out the other news on that website?

  • History buffs -- a little "London" help please.

    03/05/2015 6:21:09 PM PST · 25 of 50
    NYFriend to Lee'sGhost
    Don't know it well, it I've visited. London's waterfront is pretty big, and a lot of commercial shipping seems to be on the outside East End, “Docklands”. Greenwich is cool to visit. Isle of Dogs, Southwark. However, The City of London, the old city, is a square mile, right on the water. Shipping in the very early 1700 s would probably have come right to the modern City of London, which doesn't have room for much in terms of neighborhoods. Wikipedia says shipping came in by Billingsgate on the south bank. Lloyds coffee house, as in Lloyds of London, was on Tower Street, which is named for the nearby Tower of London. In 1688, they started insuring cargo. That sounds like prime territory for merchants to want to live, if they were successful.

    I'd try and verify everything above, because a month and a half in London, and Wikipedia don't make me an expert.

  • Blizzard 2015:How did the forecasts get it so wrong? (Gruber Modeling?)

    01/27/2015 4:27:32 PM PST · 31 of 57
    NYFriend to Diana in Wisconsin

    I can fault them. NYC got moderate snow, 15 miles East, it was 20 inches. Shutting down NYC might have been an overreaction, but the forecast was pretty close.

  • Out Of My Face Please" - Why Are US Soldiers In Mariupol?

    01/25/2015 5:17:11 PM PST · 52 of 61
    NYFriend to FredZarguna

    He’s Canadian or maybe British. You can tell pretty easily. He said “please”.

  • Unarmed Paris Police Retreated From Terrorist Gunmen

    01/07/2015 4:47:35 PM PST · 5 of 52
    NYFriend to tcrlaf

    French police in Paris were all armed when I was there about ten years ago.

  • UNARMED PARIS POLICE OFFICERS FORCED TO FLEE AS ARMED TERRORISTS ATTACK

    01/07/2015 4:27:29 PM PST · 77 of 132
    NYFriend to EXCH54FE

    I was in Paris about ten years ago, and all the Police were armed.

  • If lawmakers dont act, rents could rise in NYC

    01/04/2015 12:17:09 PM PST · 18 of 47
    NYFriend to ladyjane

    You’re right. People outside of NYC and the suburbs don’t understand rent control. It’s not for low income people, it’s that the apartment has been rented by someone in your family since the apartment was originally rent controlled (1940’s some times). You move out, the apartment rents for 10x more to the next person. Landlords cant evict you, they need to maintain the apartment, and you pay almost no rent. There have be minor changes, made with much protest, like not allowing children to “inherit” a leasw if the apartment would rent for “luxury” rent amounts.

  • Why Christmas Tinsel Was Once Dangerous for Kids

    12/30/2014 4:42:28 PM PST · 32 of 77
    NYFriend to RedStateRocker

    Lawn darts. I remember realizing it was dangerous to try and catch or knock the other kids darts away from the hula hoop target. I must have been 10...and it just clicked that this wasn’t a good idea.

    That was right up there with “can we dig a tunnel in Kyle’s back yard”? We couldn’t, but looking back were in “digging our own tomb” territory.

  • Retreating of the Queen's Guard

    12/29/2014 4:57:08 PM PST · 17 of 19
    NYFriend to Blue Collar Christian

    It looks funny to have a policeman protecting a trained soldier holding a rifle, but it also tells a story about civil law enforcement vs martial law or military occupation. In some ways, it’s not such an absurd inmate. Outside the country, you deploy troops. Domestically, order is maintained by civilian police. I can live with that.

    Either way, a solitary sentry in a public place is an easy target. Makes sense to move them back.

  • Topless activist rushed the nativity scene in St Peters Square

    12/25/2014 5:01:51 PM PST · 60 of 80
    NYFriend to nascarnation

    Is Putin about to give her two thumbs up?

  • VANITY: FEDERAL SECURITY CLEARANCE FORM (SF86) NOW REQUIRES DISCLOSURE PARTICIPATION IN MILTIAS

    12/16/2014 5:29:15 PM PST · 23 of 37
    NYFriend to OwenKellogg

    Also foreign travel. Not the first legal activity that you have to disclose.

  • 13 people fall ill on US Airways flight from Tel Aviv, make emergency landing in Rome

    12/06/2014 10:57:50 AM PST · 13 of 28
    NYFriend to dfwgator

    How soon can we land?

    I can’t tell.

    You can tell me, I’m a doctor.

    No, I mean I don’t know.

    Can’t you take a guess?

    We, not for another two hours.

    You can’t take a guess for another two hours?

  • Mainers buy up prisoners' crafts in different kind of Black Friday sale

    11/28/2014 6:32:59 PM PST · 13 of 13
    NYFriend to Citizen Zed
    Most inmate (90%+ ) will get out. If they have skills they might or might not go back in. If they have nothing, they will go back. Also, ask a CO, the more you give inmates something to do, they are less likely to get into trouble, and you have something you can take away from them if the misbehave.

    I had one or two inmate painted oil paintings. Might have cost $10 each. I think at the time they could work for 35 cents an hour. Oil paintings cost money from “artists”. Win-win, all around

  • Pharrell Williams accuses US teen shot dead of 'bully-ish' behavior

    11/27/2014 10:37:46 AM PST · 34 of 34
    NYFriend to Sherman Logan
    A lot of people think that acknowledge that a gun made a situation worse, or that America sees more individual violence than other developed countries, means that you think the Government needs to take people's guns away.

    If we keep ignoring the realities of our cultural problem with violence, we will be left with not other option other than to severely restrict or ban guns. It doesn't have to be like that.

    Gun and non-gun violent crime rates are higher in the US than in other developed counties. Likewise, police probably shoot more people that in our other peer countries. Our violent culture (criminals with guns who are hardened by violence with other criminals) is part of that, our mental health care system is part of that too.

    I'd like to see better survey work on the philosophy of police in the US vs in the UK, Germany, Canada, France, etc; to see whether they view their roles in society differently. But, to many people, that's anti-police.

    I'd like to see whether we have fewer violent demonstrations and riots compared to say the UK, France, Germany. Might be something there about our “individualistic” culture that makes it less likely that people people will get swept up into mob violence (it happens, but it's relatively rare, compared to Southern Europe where labor strikes turn into riots).

  • Pharrell Williams accuses US teen shot dead of 'bully-ish' behavior

    11/27/2014 8:02:43 AM PST · 31 of 34
    NYFriend to Sherman Logan

    Well said.

  • Vanity: To brine or not to brine, that is the question . . .

    11/26/2014 5:56:58 PM PST · 66 of 101
    NYFriend to goodwithagun

    Brined for 24 hours in an Apple juice, salt,thyme and peppercorn bath. Debating roasting for 5 hours at 325 or 2 hours @ 475. Any thoughts?

  • Ebola Stricken Cruise Passenger Denied Entry to Belize

    10/17/2014 4:48:20 AM PDT · 50 of 74
    NYFriend to Labyrinthos

    What are the symptoms of Ebola before a fever sets in? Feeling a little under the weather? Occasional yawning? From what I’ve heard the symptoms are non-specific viral symptoms (fever, malaise, nausea) until it advances to its hemorrhagic phase.

    Noro virus, Sea sick, Sun stroke, hangover?

  • Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

    10/13/2014 6:15:25 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    NYFriend to ruptured duck

    Zulu Cobra ? Why the Apache?

  • Scientific Proof of the Virgin Birth

    10/03/2014 6:10:10 PM PDT · 54 of 74
    NYFriend to ravenwolf

    Yep. You are right. The rest of the text does say virgin as in “no sex”. I stand corrected.

  • Amazing! The Unemployment Rate Falls Before Another Election

    10/03/2014 6:07:13 PM PDT · 3 of 12
    NYFriend to FlingWingFlyer

    I also blame the media. Financial media, economists, etc. The Print is what it is. The Civilian Participation Rate is published as well, in the same report, and it is a very poor showing this month, worst month since early ‘78. Adds and losses are bad. Everything except the Unemployment Rate is bad, everyone knows what the rate represents, and no one wants to report that jobs aren’t there, the ones that are are low paying, and people are giving up and leaving the workforce.

    I don’t like most of Rush’s reporting, but he’s doing better than average on this one.

  • Can Someone Explain Why All the Beheading Victims Just Kneel There?

    10/03/2014 5:59:13 PM PDT · 16 of 80
    NYFriend to beebuster2000

    Story I’ve heard is they do mock executions repeatedly, and the victims on the tapes you see don’t know this is the real one until it’s too late. That said, I haven’t watched these videos and don’t need to.

  • Scientific Proof of the Virgin Birth

    10/02/2014 4:02:51 PM PDT · 15 of 74
    NYFriend to matthewrobertolson
    This article misuses the word and concept of “proof”, assumes every critical fact, without a basis other than the Bible saying so, and continues St. Thomas’s bad habits in logic and reasoning.

    The bits about genetics, the role of sperm, and “female sperm” is essentially unsupported by modern science.

    Any chance “virgin” could have meant young and/or unmarried woman? Could a change meaning of the word through 2000 years and three languages have over complicated this?