Monday, January 26, 2015

Please!

Reminding Eastern elitists that all is relative; enough about your potentially historic little snowstorm, it's about to rain here, & for several hrs.!

P.S.: Earthquakes give no warning; you've had days to prepare for a few flakes.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

If I Cared ...

...I would have become a good enough typist to express how little I actually do care.

Good News For Once!!

British PM Cameron says Greece election results will increase economic uncertainty across Europe - @CBCAlerts

Democracies getting just what they want, good & hard!! Couldn't happen to a more deserving continent.

ICYMI: Palincoherence

We are led to understand that ex-Gov. Palin's Freedumb Summit extrusion is even goofier than her standard shuck & jive; as The Web Log of Record we feel obligated to post it, 'though not to watch or listen.

MAIL BOX

Sun (Day & Set)

Day is done already, go the hell back to sleep, nothing to see here.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Good Riddance To Another
"World Leader"

Presidents just ♥ him.

President Obama has called Saudi King Salman to express sympathies for passing of King Abdullah, White House says - @Reuters, @NBCNews

No sympathies to express here. And may the nation/oil reserve now-King Salman & the late Abdullah's family of parasites claim to "own" soon perish from the face of the earth as well. Enough w/ these people already. Enough w/ all people already. And more than enough w/ the United States Gov't./fossil-fuel industry that has enabled & subsidized these vicious desert nomads in their export of evil in the guise of religion & the theocratic tyrannization of their "own" people for 80-some yrs.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Secede Or S.T. Proverbial F.U.

Buzzfeed, blah blah blah ...
UPDATE
This story has been updated with additional information about the scope of the ruling and a response from the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. 

UPDATE
The speaker of the Alabama House, Mike Hubbard, called the ruling “outrageous” on Friday night. 
It's over. Just go.

Border Wall

Where have we heard this before? Why, the usual gang of idiots.
The Saudis are building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” — a combined fence and ditch —
to separate the country from Iraq to the north.
The future is now: High-technology in the service of feudalism. And the future future will be even worse.

Now We've Established What You Are, It's Just Negotiation

Corporate Pigs Daily advises:
As he lines up support for a likely presidential bid, Republican Jeb Bush is offering donors the chance to join his “national executive committee” – if they raise $500,000 by March 31.

A pledge form for Mr. Bush’s newly formed Right to Rise political committee offers other levels of membership: donors who collect $250,000 by March 31 can join the “national committee,”$100,000 to join the “state executive committee” and $50,000 for the “state committee.”

The pledge form reflects the former Florida governor’s “shock and awe” strategy, aimed at demonstrating a fundraising prowess unlikely to be matched by any potential rivals. Many of the big donors pursued by Mr. Bush supported 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, who is also weighing a 2016 bid.
Does the escort service provide a rate card?

Prospects

Dodger Stadium lights & a bit of the pavilion roof. ("Bleachers" entirely too déclassé.)
A lunar cycle or less until the proverbial pitchers & catchers "report".

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

From Around The Pacific Rim

Real purty, innit? Apparently you'll pay through the nose (minimum) for it.
They're the coasts w/ the most!
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:19AM PST
TORONTO -- Vancouver has the second most unaffordable housing market in the world after Hong Kong, according to a new study of major property markets.

The annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey ranks real estate markets in Canada, the United States, Australia, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Mmmm; more a slice than a sample, Demographia International.
Vancouver's affordability ranking in 2015 is the worst it has ever been in the survey's 11-year history.

Although Vancouver was the only Canadian city that made it to the top 10, housing markets in Toronto, Victoria, Kelowna, B.C., and the Fraser Valley in B.C. were also ranked as unaffordable.
Life on the streets, coming soon to a no-go zone near you.

Flying Squirrel

Literally. A Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel). The L.A.P.D. can't buy American?

Stick To Typing, & Thank Your Editors

You know ...

The Idiots On Tee Vee
Are Putting You To Sleep

Gunpowder Plot, baby!!

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to broadcast his own State of the Union response at 10 pm ET on his YouTube channel - @frankthorpNBC, @BrettLoGiurato

On reading the above, my reaction is to wish every occupant of the Capitol during the S.O.T.U. this evening be put to sleep forever. Or die in a huge & cataclysmic explosion & fire. TerroristsFreedom fighters, why have you forsaken us?

TOEFL

We're nothing at Web of Evil if not deadly serious (emphasis on the "deadly") but we do encounter the funny in real life; this time we arsed ourself to record it.
Back to greater evils.

Today's Most Fortunate Truck Driver

Your crumbling infrastructure: An overpass scheduled for demolition decides to beat the dynamite.
A second person -- a semi-tractor trailer driver -- was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with minor injuries.

"I can tell you that the big rig driver -- the semi driver is very lucky," said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell. "In a matter of seconds his fate would have probably been different."
Seconds & inches. Just like football.
Unfortunately, a construction worker is under the collapsed section.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Nature Points Out The Folly Of Men

This was fun, esp. on the big(ger) screen. Burn baby burn!!
The tree lit up like a tall matchstick after it struck power lines at the intersection of Venice Boulevard and South Mansfield Avenue in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles. Several gusts during a night of powerful winds sent a storm of embers into the street and across nearby properties, sparking a few rubbish fires.

Ghost Zeppelin

Hazy day.
I can't leave the damn bunker w/o this thing being overhead & compelling me to shoot it, even when I know the image will be a blur:
Fri. the 16th.
Thurs. the 15th.

If We Mention It,
It Will Appear In Feedly

No sooner do we call attention to the prison-industrial complex then:
No other country comes close. Put another way, on any day of your choice, the United States, with 5% of the world’s population, has close to 25% of the people imprisoned on this planet. That population, by the way, has risen by 700% since 1970, a tidal movement for incarceration that only in recent years has shown small signs of finally ebbing. In short, state by state or as a country, the U.S. leaves the rest of the world in the dust. (USA! USA!)

The urge to reform such a system should be applauded, but as with so many “reforms” in our era, the latest “alternative” forms of confinement may, in the end, only be extending and expanding the prison system into other parts of American life. It may, suggests Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of Truthout and author of the new book Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better, ensure that new concepts of how to lock down America are coming to a neighborhood near you. Tom Engelhardt
Doubtless too depressing to read, but they aren't taking me alive, so what do I care?

Agent: "Tiger" Woods' Front Tooth Knocked Out By Videographer

Looking good Eldrick m'man, but you've a ways to go before you make the bold fashion statement this reporter does.

Smoke/Steam From Gold Line

In the background, the "Twin Towers" of the local prison-industrial complex.
A cynic might type that the school buses are also part of the local prison-industrial complex.

It's A Start

Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters
torched 45 churches - police

Religious war now! Every religion against every other religion!! Death to the Faithful!!! Exciting details.

The Knife Cuts Both Ways

At least four Muslim villagers were killed, three of them burned to death, when their thatched huts were set on fire during a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups in eastern India, a government official said.

Security has been tightened in and around Sarayian village in Bihar state with some 500 police officers assigned to the area.

Atul Prasad, a Bihar state administrator, said the violence erupted Sunday after the body of a young Hindu boy was found in Sarayian more than a week after he went missing.

Prasad said Hindu fishermen blamed Muslims for killing the boy who was friendly with a Muslim girl from the village, 105 kilometers (65 miles) north of Patna, the capital of Bihar.

The charred bodies of three Muslims were found in the burned huts in the poor community, he said. The bullet-riddled body of a fourth man was found in a field in the village, Mishra said.
AP via ABCNEWS.

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