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jberryhill's Journal
jberryhill's Journal
October 29, 2012

Is there a good MSNBC live feed other than Rockin' Roosters?

That feed is skipping all over the place from MSNBC, to a Comcast stationary camera, to CNBC.

I'm in a hotel, my flight back to Philly is cancelled, and it is really tough to get a good MSNBC live feed.

Al Jazeera has a guy in Rehoboth, Delaware, which Al Jazeera, unlike MSNBC, can actually spell.
October 27, 2012

Three Mile Island, The Susquehanna, and Sandy

I don't know who might remember Agnes, but there are some heavily populated flood prone zones in Pennsylvania and New York. If you are from those areas, ask your folks if they remember Agnes. It wasn't wind that was a problem, but the staggering amount of water she dumped.

Some time ago, I posted on DU some pictures I snapped of the screen of an Exelon consulting civil engineer who was seated diagonally from me on his way to a presentation to management. Long story short from what I shoulder-surfed and captured is that the river model around which the flood defenses from TMI is designed, is obsolete. Other river projects and changed drainage have increased the "100 year flood" model by several feet.

While there are some stopgap measures in place, the presentation was apparently prepared to explain the expense of proposed improvements to TMI flood protection.

The guy had a sense of humor, as his first slide, before he edited it, said:

"Hey, let's build a nuclear plant in the middle of a river; right near an airport, and next to the capital of Pennsylvania!"

Pretty funny.

Anyway, a whole lot of this storm is going to end up dumping into the Susquehanna.
October 21, 2012

My iPhone spell check prefers "marihuana"

I thought "marijuana" was more popular.

Which do you prefer?

October 21, 2012

Since when is the White House supposed to be a public conduit for live intel?

In an emerging situation with the perpetrators at large, what useful purpose is served by providing live reports of what is known?

That seems to be the premise of Romney's whole Libyan schtick - that the White House is not providing instantaneous reportage of what we know about terrorist operations.

Are we supposed to think that would be a good idea in all circumstances?

Even if he was correct, I still wouldn't get the point.
October 11, 2012

I'd like to see the president go a little lower on Intrade

I put off buying at 54 last time around and have been kicking myself since. If I can get a 45% upside, I'm going large.
October 8, 2012

So just who were those "Scott Brown staffers"

The racist punks on Scott Brown's staff doing the "Indian war whoop" routine at the Warren rally - has anyone come across their names?

I'd be particularly interested in the name of the lead punk with the baseball cap in the video of the event.

Thanks in advance.
October 7, 2012

Juror #1, please read more carefully

Take a class if you have to.

That is all.

October 6, 2012

GOP 2008: "Country First!" GOP 2012: "Me First!"

One ahudders to imagine their 2016 slogan.

"Need brains!" or "Bread good!" come to mind.

October 6, 2012

Romney suspends campaign to address crisis

Drawing a page from the 2008 GOP presidential campaign playbook, Mitt Romney hastily assembled a press conference this evening where he announced:

"Today's economic news is unprecedented. We are staring into the abyss of the lowest unemployment figure and highest stock market numbers since the start of the catastrophic Obama presidency. I call on my opponent to also suspend his campaign and travel to Washington immediately to work with my Republican colleagues on solutions to the growing employment problem."

October 5, 2012

Mitt Romney Lies So Much That Once In A While He's True By Accident

What's amazing is that he keeps it pretty far down below the statistical 50% by sheer force of will.

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