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A Post in Parts.

First, with more to come, is from the “If I Only Had a Brain” Department.

Cole said, “Obamacare has been an issue from day one that’s hurt Democrats and helped Republicans.” And he said it’s “not going to go away” as an issue “because it’s fundamentally a flawed, bad policy.”

Ellison countered that the CBO report on the reduction of hours worked means, “We are going to have parents being able to come home, working reasonable hours. People are going to be able to retire. People might actually be able to cook dinner rather than have to order out and get some takeout.

He added: “If you look at international comparisons country by country, Americans work way more that the average of industrialized countries around the world.”

He said the report showing fewer work hours gives us the chance “to look at our work/life balance,” which he described as “a great opportunity.”

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I see that Obama has been telling his generals that China needs to be told in no uncertain terms that they are approaching a red line and that they should waste no time in saying so. The guy is tickled to trumpet good news in person, or bad if he has his posse behind him, but otherwise sends others to do his work.

As usual, Obama hasn’t the guts or ability to say it himself with any convincing conviction.

US Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Herbert ‘Hawk’ Carlisle says any attempt by China to replicate its air defense zone in the South China Sea would be a “very provocative act.”

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Former NSA contractor Snowden’s disclosures have been “cataclysmic” for the eavesdropping agency, Richard Ledgett, who leads a task force responding to the leaks, said in a rare interview at NSA’s heavily guarded Fort Meade headquarters.

In the more than hour-long interview, Ledgett acknowledged the agency had done a poor job in its initial public response to revelations of vast NSA monitoring of phone and Internet data; pledged more transparency; and said he was deeply worried about highly classified documents not yet public that are among the 1.7 million Snowden is believed to have accessed.

He also stoutly defended the NSA’s mission of tracking terrorist plots and other threats, and said its recruiting of young codebreakers, linguists and computer geeks has not been affected by the Snowden affair – even as internal morale has been.

“Any time you trust people, there is always a chance that someone will betray you,” he said.

– source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/exclusive-cataclysmic-snowden-affair-nsa-032218664.html

Wow. The irony there is so dense you can cut it with a knife. It is nutrient packed and as strong tasting as Vegemite. Good stuff, that irony.

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Ok, so it has a few bugs…

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=28907

This is always embarassing.

But hey, everyone makes mistakes.  I’ve made them and probably make them daily, and NASA folks, doctors, pet stylists, SEALS, dogs, lawyers, and columnists do too.   So on the next example, I’m not singling them out for abuse.  Just a good example, that’s all.

Of course, you do remember the NOAA-N-Prime incident, right?  Somebody must’ve been canned and a lot of engineers and scientists must’ve gone home to get drunk.

Cost of a Satellite: $230M

24 Flight-Qual Bolts: $500

Man-hours to Check the System for Missing Bolts Before Tipping It:  $3000

Cost to Repair After Dropping It On the Floor:  $135,000,000 (almost priceless)

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=15189

http://www.space.com/spacenews/businessmonday_041011.html

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Some animals are more equal than others

I’ve heard of reinventing yourself, but this is beyond ridiculous.

THIS is more like it!!!

And these are numbers that would get Hillary all hot and sweaty, because it would help her argument that she’s the better candidate and help make more room for when she sticks the knife in.

Why?  It’s how they’ve always done it…

Pelosi Tells Disappointed Clinton Supporters to Avoid ‘Victim Politics’

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Because GOD FORBID that we should ever expose our children to exceptional people. This is the sort of thing that is killing this generation and several others in recent history.  We must never expose our children to their fears, their failures, or teach them to grow, because it might hurt them.

Baseball Team’s Pitcher, 9, Ousted for Being Too Good

FoxNews – Aug. 25, 2008

A Connecticut youth baseball team with a phenomenal 9-year-old pitcher has been disqualified because its team is too good.

The team, Will Power Fitness, has an 8-0 record thanks in large part to pitcher Jericho Scott, the New Haven Register reports. His pitching is so fast and accurate, the Liga Juvenil De Baseball De New Haven asked the team’s coach, Wilfred Vidro, to replace him so he wouldn’t frighten other players.

“The spirit of the league was community, family, well-being, nurturing,” Peter Noble, the league’s attorney, told the Register. “It’s an extended family and it’s been disrupted.”

On Saturday, Jericho and his team showed up to the ballfield despite the fact the league canceled the game because they feared an “unhealthy environment” due to parental bickering, Noble told the paper. Jericho’s parents, Nicole and Leroy, planned to meet with an attorney on Monday.

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“C’mon kid, you shouldn’t be so gifted so we’re going to can you.” There’s a wonderful life lesson for you.  Cuts both ways, too.  “Gee kids, you’re such a bunch of milquetoasts that you’ll never have a chance unless we protect you.”  And by such logic the Welfare System was born.

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