Monday, June 23, 2014

Downsizing NOW?

***Yep, we're downsizing our nuclear arsenal. Hey, there's nothing big going on in the world, right? This is insane.

The United States this week finished altering its ground-based, long-range nuclear missiles to each carry just one warhead, the Great Falls Tribune reports.
Crews carried out the final modification of an intercontinental ballistic missile at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, the newspaper reported on Wednesday. The service implemented the alterations under a nuclear-arms pact with Russia.
The New START strategic arms-control treaty called for the change to the nation's Minuteman 3 ICBMs, which were previously able to carry three "Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles." The United States maintains roughly 450 of the missiles, deployed at the Montana facility and at bases in North Dakota and Wyoming.
And of course we can count on Russia to do the same...right? They've always honored their treaties...right?

***We are used to Democrats race-baiting, but it's pathetic and sad when Republicans do it. 

The final days of the Mississippi runoff for United States Senate has taken a turn to the bizarre. Leftist academics and their “journolist” friends in the media are warning that Mississippi is about to return to 1963, where vigilante racists lurk about trying to scare away blacks from the ballot box.
We’ve seen the scare tactics before. Usually the effort to stoke up a racially paranoid base swirls around voter ID laws. Now, it swirls around laws ensuring election transparency.
I am helping to manage a poll-observer program across Mississippi in Tuesday’s runoff election between challenger Chris McDaniel and incumbent Thad Cochran. Using the Mississippi election laws designed to bring transparency to the election process and to record any illegal behavior, trained observers will be watching the polls.
Listening to the New York Times, you would think Jim Crow was back. They’re feeding the same false narrative: the Tea Party supporters of Chris McDaniel are bucktooth racists that will break the law to stop minorities from raiding the Republican primary to help Thad Cochran. The election observer program by conservatives, the Times reports,  “evokes memories of the civil rights struggles of the state’s past.”

Jerks.

***Speaking of pathetic - nearly half of Detroit's citizens can't pay their water bill. What are they doing? They want the U.N. to step in! Detroit is a national embarrassment. Used to be a great city, but after years of liberal rule, it's in shambles. When will people learn socialism doesn't work??


"It's a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?  Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it's a possibility -- but for now, the water bills must be paid. ...  Garner said the reality is that nearly half of Detroit Water and Sewerage..."

Wow.

***She just won't give it up. Hillary Clinton, or Killary, as I like to call her, insists that she and Bill just aren't well off. Who does she think she's fooling? She gets upwards of $200,000.00 every time she speaks, she's worth over $50 million, yet she's still trying to pawn herself off as just a regular everyday American. Only the fools who support her could swallow this, and I'll bet even they gag a little.

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***Awesome tech you can't buy yet.

There is some really interesting stuff here! Check it out. Here's an example:

Steak Locker — Dry-aging meat locker

If you’ve never experienced the sheer deliciousness of dry-aged beef, you’re missing out on life. It’s amazing — if a cut of beef is stored in the right environment, time and chemistry will eventually make it more delicious than it was originally. Over the course of a week or two, the enzymes inside of the meat will slowly begin to break down the tough connective tissues between muscle fibers, and excess moisture will gradually dissipate. The end result is a steak that’s more tender and flavorful. It used to be that this process required restaurant-grade equipment to pull off, but thanks to Steak Locker, you’ll soon be able to prepare delicious dry-aged beef in the comfort of your own home. The device is essentially a scaled-down version of the professional climate-controlled meat lockers you’d find in an upscale steakhouse — but it’s also a bit more high-tech. Using an array of sensors that communicate with your smartphone or tablet, the locker allows you to remotely monitor and adjust the temperature and humidity of the cabinet from anywhere in the world, and helps you fine-tune your settings to achieve the right flavor profile.

***Terrorist forces sweep Iraq as Kerry urges unity. Do you get the feeling they're not paying much attention to Lurch?

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***Family breaks GoFundMe donation record with campaign to save daughter.

In July 2013, 4-year-old Eliza O'Neill was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome, a fatal genetic metabolic disease, the Deseret News reported several months ago. Her only hope lay in a drug that had not yet been tested on humans. Four months after the diagnosis, her parents, Glenn and Cara, started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise the $2.5 million needed to fund the clinical trial scheduled for the end of the year, according to their GoFundMe page.
With a month to go until the end of the fundraiser, the O'Neills have raised $956,834 in donations — the largest amount ever raised by a GoFundMe campaign.
The previous record was $808,845 that was raised for Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, according to Good Morning America. GoFundMe has raised more than $310 million for various personal causes, as those in need of financial support reach out to strangers via the Internet.
 
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The Builders

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All are architects of Fate,
Working in these wall of Time;
Some with massive deeds and great,
Some with ornaments of rhyme.

Nothing useless is, or low;
Each thing in its place is best;
And what seems but idle show
Strengthens and supports the rest.

For the structure that we raise,
Time is with materials filled;
Our todays and yesterdays
Are the blocks with which we build.

Truly shape and fashion these;
Leave no yawning gaps between;
Think not, because no man sees,
Such things will remain unseen.

In the elder days of Art,
Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
For the gods see everywhere.

Let us do our work as well,
Both the unseen and the seen;
Make the house where gods may dwell
Beautiful, entire, and clean.

Else our lives are incomplete,
Standing in these walls of Time,
Broken stairways, where the feet
Stumble, as they seek to climb.

Build today, then, strong and sure,
With a firm and ample base;
And ascending and secure
Shall tomorrow find its place.

Thus alone can we attain
To those turrets, where the eye
Sees the world as one vast plain,
And one boundless reach of sky.
 
 
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When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
 
***Have a great day!
 

2 comments:

  1. My heart bleeds for Hillary. She's had a tough life. Growing up in the hood. Living hand to mouth. She can't sleep at night thinking about Benghazi. She forgave Bill. We should forgive her. After all, she might be worth $50 million, but her mortgages come to $60 million. Is there some way with can help her with taxpayer money? Oh, I know. Elect her in 2016!

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  2. Talk about a national nightmare - she would be every bit as bad as Barry.

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