Go fuck yourself San Diego.
China has been swinging their dick around lately.
They tend to do this when they perceive our president as weak. The last time was after the USS Cole bombing and the contentious 2000 election.
We’ll see how this develops…but drawing lines on a map, and sending up copies of Soviet 4th generation fighters is not going to impress anyone. Also, Japan’s navy is hardly a bunch of slackers.
I present to you, “Shit A-10 Pilots Don’t Say.”
broken down and explained to you by a Ranger.
If you’ve been reading The TaxProf blog’s survey of material relating to the IRS matter lately, you’ve noticed that some linked writings have argued that a root cause is that the training budget is too low.
I think this is worth discussing more, as I’m not sure that everyone saying this has looked at the full picture.
Training budget, available manpower, and amount of required work have limits on the kind of problems they can cause alone, and on the kind of problems that can be solved by improving them.
It will change you.
So I guess I’ll just post a video with some dude shooting guns.
Because that shit just doesn’t get old.
I know when I learned that Kennedy had been shot. It would have been in history, shortly after I learned that he had existed.
I remember being particularly irritated on finding a Kennedy story in the Arthur anthology I was reading.
I found this interesting, because it and many of the comments capture a different side of the reaction from what I had read about.
This being the whole ‘when is the follow up strike going to hit?’ aspect, which reminded me a fair amount of 9/11/2001.
This is more on the Oswald was a commie theme, with a bunch of details, some of them strongly suggestive. If of nothing else then the sheer recklessness and dishonesty of Soviet foreign policy. But I may be being too kind to the left.
To expand on Steven’s post.
On the one hand, personally, Kennedy dying meant that he no longer raped little girls. Because it happened so early, we can be pretty sure his daughter was too young. On the other hand, the hagiography that so many swallowed over that probably hasn’t done the nation all that much good.
I just don’t get worked up all that much over his murder.
Even neglecting the rape, I’ve little sense of him being innocent, because of him having the head of South Vietnam murdered.
Cold bloodedly, Oswald was a commie, and had tried to murder an anti communist earlier. The Soviets may have even been involved.
Yes, we should not stand for the murder of any of our high officals, like ambassadors or presidents.
I can also understand why the government of the time might wimp out on blaming the communists, because the fight it could buy might be too much for their taste.
Jefferson Finis Davis, a Democrat, has in terms of results still done a worse job as President, as far as his polity is concerned, than Barack Obama has. I think the differences between those two and Kennedy may be more of degree than of kind.
While I still have much more to learn of project management and programming, what I have now suggests that this guy knows what he is talking about.
He has been doing a series on the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act* IT problems from before awareness hit mainstream.
The latest is http://andstillipersist.com/2013/11/obamacare-and-the-three-heads/
The TaxProf blog has been doing a daily series on the IRS matters of concern.
It is my observation that some of the discussion about the IRS continues to be nonsense.
I promised an in depth discussion earlier this year, which I haven’t delivered.
I would like to do a shorter bit on the flaws of the ‘this is a training issue, only caused by, and only to be solved by, the training budget.’
Given that I also have a need to put time in discovering and attempting to remedy the implications that these national financial situations have for me personally, I may not get around to it. Especially not in a timely manner.
*Many people know this as ‘ObamaCare’, even if ‘Obama Doesn’t Care’ may be more appropriate.
I’ve been out and about checking on ammo sources and supplies here in Eastern Krasnovia. The local outfitter has everything you could ever want at pre-panic prices (mostly) and of course the real litmus test is Walmart—and they have plenty of rounds and at great prices too. I still have great difficulty locating .22 Long Rifle, and Walmart still limits customers to three boxes, but things are far better than they were even a couple of months ago.
I suppose this is a cautionary tale. Combine one tragedy and a bunch of froth-mouthed lefty politicians, and the entire shooting community suffers for almost a year now. Boys and girls—let’s learn from this lesson. If you don’t stock up on adequate supplies now, you might end up in the hurt box later on down the road.
And now, I’m done preaching to the choir.
I have some little knowledge of real world problem solving, and of software development.
I had heard, from supposed software development experts, that the Obamacare website would not and could not be secure. These were not, I think, people doing development on it.
The explanation I was given is that security in this sort of application has to be baked in well from the start, and cannot be applied after the fact. Apparently from open sources or something, perhaps the timeline alone, it was clear that this wasn’t being done.
I found this credible because I have some knowledge of how much effort can be squandered from failing to do step one correctly.Continue reading
For the Republican and Tea Parties anyway.
This is what you get when you allow a bunch of lawyers to run the country. Instead of making the medical industry better through common-sense actions like tort reform, we let our esteemed elected members of the Bar write a law and subsequent regulatory guidance that is over 75,000 pages long. And then let them hire their cronies to implement it.