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greiner3

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Hometown: Columbus OH, sort of...
Member since: Sun Nov 13, 2005, 11:17 AM
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One less racist/gun nut/all around nasty person/etc...; but with a funny ending;

"New Hampshire man shoots self in head after gun permit links him to racist graffiti"

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/14/new-hampshire-man-shoots-self-in-head-after-gun-permit-links-him-to-racist-graffiti/

"A New Hampshire man who had been accused of scrawling racist graffiti on the homes of African immigrants was hospitalized recently after shooting himself in the head.

According to court records obtained by the Concord Monitor, 43-year-old tattoo artist Raymond Stevens attempted suicide last week by walking into a cemetery and firing one round into his head. He reportedly survived the shooting but his current condition was not known."

So, in other words, he couldn't 'hit the broad side of his (pin) head!

"“Your subhuman culture has already brought many crimes linked to your mud people,” one message said. “You are not welcome here… You lower the value and safety of our good town… You bring death wherever your cursed people go.”

On Facebook, Stevens noted that he was a “proud Aryan man” and often posted screeds against President Barack Obama. He was also known to be a member of white supremacist groups and sing in a heavy metal band."

Cops got him because of a habit of making lower case 'bs' look like the number 6; this fool did this on his gun permits and where the cops were able to match up the handwriting.

It's Hermann Rorschach's 129th birthday;

And Google has an interactive Home Page today;

https://encrypted.google.com/

It does seem to repeat but there are quite a few of the inkblots but a lot of them are too 'real' to say there are random blots.

Be that as it may, a good way to spend a few minutes (you may/may not want them back) but I don't.

"And Koch (Brothers) Carbon isn’t talking."

And what aren't Dave and Charles talking about?

"Final destination for refinery waste a secret"

"A four-story mound of black, gritty refinery waste that recently was ordered off the banks of the Detroit River likely was moved to Ohio. Where? Those who know aren’t saying."

"Since the spring of 2012, the pile at Detroit Bulk Storage had grown and grown. After complaints from neighbors and environmental groups, the situation finally was resolved last week when Detroit Mayor Dave Bing ordered Wichita, Kan.-based Koch Carbon to move its mountain."

"Brad Wurfel, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, said he was told that the pile was shipped to Ohio. But he said he didn’t know where. And Koch Carbon isn’t talking."

"Wurfel said pet coke is similar to coal but has a higher sulfur content. A power plant that burns it without a scrubber or other filter would release pollutants that contribute to smog, soot and acid rain."

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/09/04/final-destination-for-refinery-waste-a-secret.html

Me thinks AEP may know where this mountain of Koch's pet coke went.

Just had a HUGE 'what if' moment.

What if the prevailing wind and current went west instead of east from Fukushima...

I'll posit one;

Radioactivity fears causes China to shut down their 17 existing plants and cancels the 32 currently under construction.

This would leave China needing coal/natural gas/oil to supplement the loss of their nuclear program.

This would bring about a large increase of anything that comes from a petrochemical and an increase of fracking.

I am not a nuclear power person.

I am not a nonrenewable person.

But WTF is a person to do?

I just thought of a second scenario that would build upon the above;

China could take the release of radioactivity reaching their shores as an act of war.

dun da dun tah dun da dun tah DAAAAAAAAAA!

" Dengue Fever Found on Florida's Treasure Coast"

"An outbreak of dengue fever linked to a neighborhood on Florida's Treasure Coast has caused Mosquito Control officials to go door-to-door in an effort to get rid of possible disease-carrying mosquitos.

Three dengue fever cases were confirmed two weeks ago, Martin County Health Department spokeswoman Renay Rouse said. A fourth case was uncovered after a review of previously unconfirmed cases in the area.

All four cases are linked to people living or working in the Rio neighborhood of Jensen Beach in Martin County, Rouse said."

snip...

"Dengue is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. A person can contract with dengue fever or a more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 100 million dengue cases are estimated each year in most tropical areas of the world."

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dengue-fever-found-on-floridas/16967121

It was only a matter of time before more and more of the world's mosquito borne diseases came ashore.

As the temps rise, the mosquitoes' range moves northward.

I am not sure at what temperature this species dies but I would imagine most of the eastern FL coast is possible.

And that is not even speaking of anything south and east, into the Gulf.

Now THIS is Cool!

"Timelapse: Satellite Reveals 10 Years of Weather in Three Minutes"

Watch as hurricanes fly across 2,000 miles in almost a blink of an eye.

I did not particularly notice Sandy, or any of the large ones but I'm sure you can see them; just correlate the day/year and slow/stop the video.

Also, watch the El Ninos/La Ninas as they pile up against Peru and then head NE.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/video_noaa_goes12_satellite_ca/16825896

" WBNS-10TV: Columbus police searching for four masked men"

WBNS-10TV: Columbus police searching for four masked men

Now at first glance this article from the Columbus Dispatch seems ok.

But I got to thinking that it is a somewhat difficult task, even for Columbus' finest to search a metro area of one million people, none of whom, unless it's Halloween, for 4 MASKED MEN.

Just saying.

WTF????

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Blog Is to Join ESPN Staff

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/business/media/nate-silver-blogger-for-new-york-times-is-to-join-espn-staff.html?_r=0

" Nate Silver, the statistician who attained national fame for his accurate projections about the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, is parting ways with The New York Times and moving his FiveThirtyEight franchise to ESPN, the sports empire controlled by the Walt Disney Company, according to ESPN employees with direct knowledge of his plans."

But on a more happier note;

" At ESPN, Mr. Silver is expected to have a wide-ranging portfolio. Along with his writing and number-crunching, he will most likely be a regular contributor to “Olbermann,” the late-night ESPN2 talk show hosted by Keith Olbermann that will have its debut at the end of August. In political years, he will also have a role at ABC News, which is owned by Disney."

What, now I have to get my politics, except for the national biggies from Politico?

"Tame Inflation Also Has Some Drawbacks"

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tame-inflation-drawbacks-185900650.html

Leave it to Rupert via his rag, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

From the article;

"While tame prices avoid spooking the Fed, freeing it to consider factors such as unemployment, they may be too subdued. Rising prices boost companies' top lines and, ultimately, profits (Corporate profits are ALREADY AT HISTORIC HIGHS!). That is needed to underpin stock gains. With margins already well above average, corporate revenue must start pulling its weight. As earnings season gets under way in earnest this week, it seems possible, though, that year-over-year revenue will be about flat. This would mark the third-consecutive quarter of ennui."

"The inflation rate may be reassuring for the Fed, but it is cold comfort for stock-market investors (Well isn't that special!)."

Let's hear it for the 1% and their making profit vs. wanting to raise the core inflation rate (to ???).

And you thought 'Travon' incidents could only happen in the South;

"Teen wants apology after officer pulls gun

“A gun was pointed at me (Xzavier Brandon) and handcuffs were put on me, and that’s everything that’s done to a criminal,” Brandon said in an interview last week.

Exempt from final exams because of good test scores at New Albany High School, Brandon was walking his usual route to preseason football practice on May 28 when a resident of Hilltop Trail Drive thought he looked suspicious. A house in the Northeast Side neighborhood had been broken into between 8:30 a.m. and 12:40 p.m., when the homeowner returned and discovered the crime.

“There’s someone walking down the street who might have something to do with this,” he told the Columbus police dispatcher (Mike Eberts). “It may just be a coincidence that he’s just walking by, but it sure looks suspicious to me.” He told the dispatcher he would follow the youth in his car.

Eberts, the neighbor who called police, said this week, “I wasn’t accusing anyone of anything. I simply was encouraging the police to talk with someone in the area.” He wouldn’t elaborate on what he thought was suspicious about Brandon."

How many times have we heard it said, 'Brandon was guilty of being black'.
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