Open Thread, Tuesday 26 November 2013

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Z. Malfoy is a practicing Catholic-with-an-"interesting"-past. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Spec. Voice) from Loyola University New Orleans, and has since taken a few business courses to expand her knowledge base. In her free time, she studies belly-dance, alchemy, theology, and various skills related to self-sufficiency. She also enjoys reading science fiction, refreshing her French, and watching anime. She recently started with learning Krav Maga and Russian.
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48 Responses to Open Thread, Tuesday 26 November 2013

  1. texan59 says:

    Let’s roll. πŸ™‚

    • Knight4GFC says:

      A house divided will not stand. And if your foundation isn’t truth, you will self destruct. “Unity” is held fast by Truth. “Lies” only begets chaos – mistrust. Their “unity” will self destruct and be torn asunder. This is what we see here. This is why their group and what they stand for, homosexuality, will never be recognized as “right” (good). They may try to force you to accept a lie as the truth. But the truth of the matter is that homosexuality will NEVER be accepted like heterosexuality. Morally, it’s not right, scientifically, it’s not right, and it even goes against their scientific “god”, Evolution.

    • Saw here, too.
      Have to say, her story was bogus from the very beginning. Please, an ex-Marine acting like she/he was “shocked” at a little dissing? Lousy, lousy acting, there. Every waitress knows that you get much worse than that daily. It was a sham from the get go.

  2. texan59 says:

    If anyone is looking for a cure for bullying, this is the best one I’ve seen in awhile.

  3. What A Hoot says: Veteran fired for putting “God Bless America?” in emails? I personally think it was the combination of “God Bless America” with “Patriots” and he was targeted for insubordination to One America’s (no longer “United State”) Regime and identifying with them thar terrorists, the Patriots.

  4. texan59 says:

    King Ding-Dong just keeps producing one hit after another. WTH????

  5. Ring of Fire volcanoes becoming shockingly active. Any of you smart people know anything about this? Chrissy was asking over on PN. I figured Zoph would be paying attention and the Hawaiian guys would be keeping a close eye on it. Any truth to this?

    • Ah sorry Grunt. I thought you were referring to that Halo around the ACTOR In Chief.

    • zmalfoy says:

      It’s interesting, because overall, EQs are down. I’m still compiling reports to sort out what I think on the matter . . . I also haven’t had time to check on the volcanoes not mentioned, but generally active (Sakurajima, etc) to see if their activity has changed. . . I also want to check the timing of these eruptions with the little recent solar activity we had, see if there’s any correlation (as has been shown between the the coronal magnetic fields and EQs) . . .So, I’m kinda still inspecting this thing before I make any (even nebulous) conclusions . . .

      • zmalfoy says:

        Arg, Sakurajima is mentioned in that article, but shouldn’t be. It’s always erupting, quieting, erupting, quieting. . . all the time. Sinabung is a pretty big and notable eruption that’s been causing serious trouble. Need to read up more on those mexican eruptions.

        Also, Mt. Etna in Italy is Erupting . . . I’m not convinced that there is a “there, there” yet

        • Hard for me to tell if they’re “fishing” or not. A few are definitely noteworthy. Some, not so much.

          • zmalfoy says:

            I saw some article on facebook this morning about a “large increase in earthquakes”– this is BS. We’ve had a moderate uptick, yes– that 7 pointer in the Scotia Sea was big– but nothing like I’ve seen quite a few times before. Most of the uptick has been on the Iran/Iraq border, so the middle eastern faults leading up into europe should be on a bit of alert. . .And yes, there is something up with the bouys in Indonesia (sea floor doing interesting things there. So interesting the monitoring people can’t believe it, keep assuming the bouys are broken, so go to fix them ,bring them back on line and. . . it’s still the same violently fluctuating readings. . ).

            While I might buy an argument that there is a longer term trend toward increased seismicity (independant of greater machines and detectors) . . . Right now, we’re at moderate activity, relative to the past 2 years (I’ve been watching and keeping track since hte Japan quake/Tsunami). Not a drop off as we’ve seen recently on occasion, nor a great uptick as we’ve also seen.

            Also, for the record: Yellowstone has been way overdue to pop for far longer than our country has existed. Like with the rest of the planet, seismic activity here waxes and wanes. Apparently, someone out there just learned about it, wrote a blog post, and I’ve been seeing it around quite a bit. Here’s the deal: either it will blow in our lifetimes or it won’t. If it does, everyone in the continental US is screwed. Forget the maps you may have seen. If yellowstone goes, the US is gone. There’s nothing we can do about it, and nothing we can do to prepare. Think Pompeii on a massive scale. The poisonous gasses, the ash clouds. . . we’re boned. World-wide climate will take a massive hit– remember the year without a summer? Think years . If Yellowstone goes, it will be the single largest volcanic eruption in human history. This is a civilization-ending event. I wouldn’t say species ending– but certainly this civilization will have to be rebuilt. There’s no use in worrying about it, because there’s jack you can do, aside from the preps you should already be doing.

            • Hmmm. I wonder if it’s too late to buy that fishing cabin in the southern hemisphere…

              • zmalfoy says:

                AIn’t no place that’s “safe” Grunt, you know that. Just different hazards. Chile makes up a huge segment of the Ring of Fire. And I ain’t talking the Johnny Cash song. . . πŸ˜›

              • Oh, I know. One of the coolest places I was looking at was up by the Chile-Argentine border, but it was downwind from 3 active volcanoes that like to playfully wake up every few decades. That could ruin your whole day. I was also wondering why none of the Andes volcanoes were involved with this latest eruption scare. They’re usually pretty troublesome, but nothing at the moment.

              • And that’s easy for you to say, anyway. You’re 2000 miles from the Yellowstone caldera. Not so for us!

  6. Pistol Pete says:

    my apologies for the intrusion;
    I came across this today and wanted to share it.4 kids lip-syncing.The kid doing the bass part is a scream!

  7. texan59 says:

    One way to get around that pesky IRS problem with conservative groups – just change the rules. πŸ‘Ώ

  8. solaratov says:

    Game-changer, fer sher. πŸ˜‰

    • texan59 says:

      The young folk call this a “life-hack”. Whatever that means. πŸ™‚

      • solaratov says:

        via the Urban Dictionary……

        1. lifehack
        word of the day: December 22, 2005
        A tool or technique that makes some aspect of one’s life easier or more efficient.
        Web sites now exist, where lifehacker (followers of the movement) can trade lifehacks – suggestions on how to reduce chaos and make their lives more enjoyable.


        • texan59 says:

          Over on IOTW the other day, they had an article that had about 25 – 30 of these hacks. One of them involved an easy way to get a Hershey kiss out of the wrapper. I tried it about 30 times. It never worked, but I did have a big pile of chocolate to eat. πŸ™‚

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