Open Thread, Sunday 23 March 2014


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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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29 Responses to Open Thread, Sunday 23 March 2014

  1. Gotta get on a plane today, but I’m flying Southwest, so at least the plane will be well-maintained.

    • solaratov says:

      During Viet Nam, “90-mile an hour tape” (military duct tape) was an authorized, field expedient repair for bullet holes in helicopters. (And other holes up to a certain size.)
      Talk about a confidence-builder…


      • That stuff’s only good to 90mph??? I would have thought the metallic aluminum tape would be fine to a few hundred. I guess the tape on this wing is being pushed a little too hard, then.

        What’s really scary is when bush pilots up in Alaska use standard gray duct tape to patch up bear damage. When that stuff gets wet, I don’t think it’s good for very long.

  2. Speaking of plane rides, here’s a reminder of the caliber of people working for us, folks. Contrasted with the character of the people we have answering the 3am phone calls. Always remember.

  3. Hmmm. I think this might be the same elephant from yesterday. They might want to start withholding treats from that one.

  4. solaratov says:


  5. British hotline for victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) getting calls from confused muslim dads thinking the hotline is for locating procedures for their daughters.

  6. solaratov says:

    Is anybody else having a problem with smilies? As in…putting in the code for them; and they don’t show up?

  7. Knight4GFC says:

    Sharia law to be adopted into UK legal system for first time

  8. Knight4GFC says:

    “On the heels of the illegal ATF raid on Ares Armor, Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed into law S1332, a bill which will effectively nullify federal gun laws. The nullification legislation will prohibit state enforcement of any future federal act that relates to firearms, accessories or ammunition.

    S1332, or as it is commonly referred to as the Idaho Federal Firearm, Magazine and Register Ban Enforcement Act, passed both the house (68-0) and senate (34-0) unanimously.”

    Idaho Gov. Signs Emergency Legislation to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

  9. Knight4GFC says:

    Charges for prof who claimed ‘MORAL RIGHT’ to censor, batter 16-year-old abortion foe – See more at:

  10. Knight4GFC says:

    “This is all part of a process that ties together seemingly disparate events such as the Arab Spring, the take-over of Libya, the continued attempts to destabilize Syria, and, of course, our meddling in Ukraine. All of these events are interrelated, as are the so-called “banker deaths,” which are obviously much more. One simply has to step back and look at the big picture to understand exactly how we are being led into a global governance of wealth confiscation, redistribution and financial bondage.”

    Americans and those who trade with the U.S. dollar are unable to buy food, gas and other necessities
    The process of killing the U.S. dollar

  11. Knight4GFC says:

    “Four years after Barack Obama forced them to go Muslim, NASA has resurfaced as the Soothsayer, giving the world a blow-by-blow account on how society will collapse.

    Bellying up to the front seat in the Doom and Gloom society, NASA claims the world as we know it will collapse because of “too much inequality and too few natural resources that could leave the West vulnerable to a Roman Empire-style fall”.

    It’s back to the classroom for daydreaming NASA researchers because the world is more than just the West and third world countries have resources, too.” Read more here: Russian Economic Sanctions, Obama Style?
    Barack Fighting Vlad on land, but paying him $424 million for space travel

  12. What A Hoot says:

    Just saying “hi”. Hope you all are having a great week!

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