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Finally! March 13, 2012

Posted by Michael in News.
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After putting up with Dave’s musical posts for years, I finally discovered a bass player on YouTube with some talent.

Sobek’s Novelic Work in Progress, Part 2 March 13, 2012

Posted by Sobek in News.
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I’d like to start by welcoming DBS to IB.  Awesome to have you.

Also, I know that Michael has been patiently waiting for hot nurses in my work in progress.  Unfortunately, I’m just not at that part of the story yet, so here are some nurses to hopefully tide him over.  I’m sure he will be pleased to note that they have large breasts.

Now on to the story!  Part one is here.

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Tornado Eyewitness Video March 11, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Nature Shit.
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I hope none of you ever see this in person.

 

Imagine being outside for 60 seconds during this storm.

 

Daylight Savings Time March 11, 2012

Posted by digitalbrownshirt in News.
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They should have a catchy name for the first Monday after DST starts.

Something for Michael When He’s Hanging Out in Kevl’s Bushes March 11, 2012

Posted by geoff in News.
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Heavy breather?

iPhone user?

Can’t find a place to recharge?

Yes Michael, your problems are over, because now you can have an iPhone recharger that runs off your breathing!!

Designer Joao Lammoglia created an iPhone charger concept called AIRE that looks pretty much like Darth Vader’s mask equipped with tiny turbines on the inside. These turbines will turn and produce electricity whenever you breathe into the mask.

And it also covers up that unsightly leer:

China, Iran, and Those Pesky ICBMs March 10, 2012

Posted by geoff in News.
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A few years ago I was on the warpath over the connections among China, Russia, and Iran:

I wrote several posts on this 3 years ago (here, here, here, here, and especially here, for example), pointing out the connection between China and Russia and Iran. The question in my mind had been: how did Iran become such a significant PitA so quickly? The answer was that China and Russia had been propping up Iran as a proxy foil for the United States in the Middle East.

I came to that conclusion by looking at arms, technology, and oil deals among the three countries – it was clear that Iran was getting a big boost from its sponsors. But it’s not something you hear in the American press, so I’m always relieved when I get affirmation from the MSM.

I’m not really on that warpath anymore – not that it isn’t still true, but since the propping up of Iran is a fait accompli, it doesn’t seem all that newsworthy. But I still like corroboration, and the relevance gets a big boost when it turns out that China is still selling Iran missiles:

Nuclear Expert: China Has Sold Iran Long Range Missile Technology

Does China really want Iran to have nuclear missiles? I doubt it. But they want the western world to be preoccupied by the threat of an Iran with nuclear missiles.

Who’s awesome? March 10, 2012

Posted by digitalbrownshirt in Humor, Philosophy.
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You’re awesome.  Thanks for letting me in.

Tracking the Taxes That Matter March 9, 2012

Posted by geoff in News.
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An interesting map from The Tax Foundation:

Yes, that’s my state with a tax of only 8 cents a gallon. Everybody who’s not from KY, MO, OR, WI, or WY can start writhing on the ground in rits of fealous jage.

[H/T: Ironman@Political Calculations]

I’m Sure You Remember Jack Handey’s “Deep Thoughts” March 9, 2012

Posted by geoff in News.
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He’s still at it:

http://deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/ticker.swf
DeepThoughtsByJackHandey.com

An old favorite:

“The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lie down on some seaweed and roll around until he’s completely draped in it. Then he’ll stand up and go, ‘Hey, I’m Vine Man.'”

Unemployment, March 2012 March 9, 2012

Posted by geoff in News.
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[2016 Ace readers: you can find more up-to-date employment charts here and Obama’s manufacturing and export fails here and here, respectively.]

Unemployment time again, but this time the report isn’t half-bad. Unemployment stayed the same at 8.3%, but a number of people came back into the labor force, and the number of unhappy part-timers dropped. Labor force participation went up (from 63.7% to 63.9%)!

There is a slight downside. Of the 227K jobs added, 20% were in restaurants and another 20% were temp jobs, so not the best signs of a recovering economy – but hey, better than being jobs lost.

Here’s the chart:

I expect things to slow down a bit over the next couple of months. Rising gas prices are going to hamper the economy (again), which could lead us to another Doldrum Summer.

A Voter’s Guide to Republicans March 8, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, Philosophy, Politics, Religion.
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Double-Good Double-Post of Bill Whittle.

 

Constrained vs Unconstrained March 8, 2012

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, Philosophy, Politics, Religion.
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Another Home Run from Bill Whittle.