Open Thread, Friday 31 January 2014



About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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32 Responses to Open Thread, Friday 31 January 2014

    • texan59 says:

      It will not end well. I just hope I’m gone before they come after my money. Because they will. 😳

      • Pistol Pete says:

        There was a thought when Barky was first immaculated that he’d be going after everybody’s retirement savings plus a VAT tax because the middle class is where the money is.The people must want it,since a majority of the electorate voted for it. sarc/off

  1. So any feedback on the Dinesh/errors debate?

  2. So I goggled “Darion Marcus Aguilar latest” and this is what pops up!

    Search Results
    Shooter frequently visited Columbia mall, police say
    Baltimore Sun ‎- 2 days ago

      Maryland mall gunman Darion Aguilar was ‘ideal customer’ when purchasing shotgun: report
      New York Daily News‎ – 3 days ago

    ‘No known relationship’ yet discovered between mall shooter and victims
    Chicago Tribune‎ – 4 days ago

    – Why Darion Marcus Aguilar shot two people to death and …. University shootings earlier last week.
    Darion Marcus Aguilar, Columbia mall shooting gunman, identified … › News
    5 days ago

      – Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, Columbia mall shooting gunman, identified by police … Aguilar was accepted last February to Montgomery College, a community college in the Washington …
      Maryland Mall Shooter Darion Marcus Aguilar’s Diary Found
      4 days ago

    – Maryland Mall Shooter Darion Marcus Aguilar’s Diary Found. AP | By BEN … Aguilar purchased the 12-gauge shotgun legally last month at a store in neighboring Montgomery County.
    Police ID assailant in Columbia mall shooting; motive remains ……/e9cf39ec-8...
    5 days ago

      – Police say Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, shot and killed two store employees before …

      So where is the LATEST news?

    • Hmmmm. I guess it’s a “non-story.” Funny how the press figures out what to report on. 👿

    • zmalfoy says:

      Locally, word is there hasn’t been much progress in the investigation. He was in Burtonsville (the edge, cuz it was the Wendy’s on Briggs Chaney Rd, which is Burtonsville by some definitions, but just barely) before we went to the mall in Columbia, and met up with some guy. Authorities are trying to figure out who that person was. Still no official motive, police described as “Still looking for a connection/ motive” . . .

  3. LA Times goes after Bristol Palin for daring to say her mom was more ruthlessly judged than Wendy Davis.

  4. Yes. Let’s do that.

    But not this…

  5. solaratov says:

    Bracken – Dear Mr. Security Agent…

    [a bit longish, but worth the read]


  6. LIsten to Trevor Loudon on the Andrea Shea King show tonight at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Mizzurah and Tejas time, 7pm Denver time and 4pm Hilo time.–trevor-loudon

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    Hey Grunt, check out some of these photos of that hiker that was rescued on Mauna Loa.

    PHOTOS: Stranded hiker on Mauna Loa

    • Dang! Looks pretty cold and desolate up there! I thought Mauna Loa was a lot lower than Mauna Kea. I didn’t expect it to be that snowy.

      • Knight4GFC says:

        Mauna Kea – 13,796′ (4,205 m) World’s largest mountain from its base in the sea.

        Mauna Loa – 13,678′ (4,169 m) Considered the world’s largest volcano on earth.

        Both Mountains receive snowfall yearly. Mauna Kea is an excellent place for skiing and snowboarding when blanketed with a good snow… like right now! However, with an exceptional blanket of snow, Mauna Loa’s slopes are considered to be one of the world’s best ski areas. People from all over the world will come after a good snowfall to ski these mountains. To ski Mauna Loa, one must get there by Helicopter as there is no access road to the summit. You could hike, but that could take days. Mauna Loa offers an excellent hiking experience.

        This Hawaiian winter’s recent snowfall, was a heavy snowfall I haven’t seen in years. It’s been awhile since we had a decent blanket of snow.

        • Thanks for the good info, Knight. I guess Mauna Loa is only slightly lower than the peak of Mauna Kea. The broad, flat appearance is deceptive, making it look much “loa.” 😉 Sorry. 🙂 Just from that hiker’s photos, you can tell that ML is getting a lot of snow. I wish I could ski that mountain. We need our own helicopter, dangit!

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