Good Morning Campers!
Today’s issue is jam packed full of stuff. So full in fact that it may take a little extra time to load. If so, then give it a few minutes and you should be fine.
Today you’ll find a good essay, written, and another good essay, in pictures, plus many funny and serious stuff in between.
What a horrible week it’s been so far.
The UN has determined that Chemical Weapons were used in Syria and that the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad had “carried out many crimes against humanity”. So, they haven’t come out and said he was at fault, but I’m willing to bet that that little tid-bit will come out on Monday at 1100 hrs when the special UN task force briefs the UN Secretary General.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and state that, with my experience in this area, that the chemical that was used was Sarin. It’s possible it was some other G series nerve agent but I’m going with Sarin.
The Government is again talking about shutting itself down due to a lack of a continuing resolution to get it through the remainder of the fiscal year. Hmm, who’d of thought that we could have gone 11 months and two weeks into the fiscal year and STILL not have a budget. And now, they can’t even agree on ending the year on a crappy note and trying to start next year on a good one. Is ANYONE happy with ANYONE in our administration?
And my hometown (virtually) has burnt and been destroyed…again!
Seaside Heights in New Jersey … the same part that was just rebuilt after hurricane Sandy, has burnt to the ground! It truly ain’t fair.
Well, that’s more than enough to move to the next request, to do what we’re supposed to be doing, to give our very best to…
Here’s a great mixture of one of my favorite men in the whole world. I don’t care if you like his politics or not, you’ve got to admit he’s funny! What? Can’t see the video? Why aren’t you reading this on line at the blog? http://dragonlaffs.com Hey, it’s been awhile, why not buy us a cup of coffee by clicking on the donate link to the right of the blog and drop us a buck or two.
The perfect home for liberals. Thanks for pointing this out to us K²! I’ve never thought about it this way before…
Here’s a great article about a war fighting capability with NO Collateral Damage! For the whole article and a great video, click here: http://bcove.me/h1kel0mp
CHAMP – lights out
A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., successfully tested the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) during a flight over the Utah Test and Training Range.
CHAMP, which renders electronic targets useless, is a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target.
During the test, the CHAMP missile navigated a pre-programmed flight plan and emitted bursts of high-powered energy, effectively knocking out the target’s data and electronic subsystems. CHAMP allows for selective high-frequency radio wave strikes against numerous targets during a single mission.
“This technology marks a new era in modern-day warfare,” said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. “In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy’s electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive.”
|Power is cut to a room of computers after being hit by a high-powered microwave pulse from a Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project.|
It’s football season and everyone has a favorite team. And most of us have favorite college football team. Well, that just means that with this next joke, I’ve got a pretty good chance of pissing each and everyone of you off.
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Why do Tennessee fans wear orange? So they can dress that way for the game on Saturday, go hunting on Sunday, and pick up trash on Monday.
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What does the average Alabama player get on his SATs? Drool.
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How many Michigan freshmen football players does it take to change a light bulb None. That’s a sophomore course.
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How did the Georgia football player die from drinking milk? The cow fell on him.
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Two West Virginia football players were walking in the woods. One of them said, “Look, a dead bird.” The other looked up in the sky and said, “Where?”
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A University of Cincinnati football player was almost killed yesterday in a tragic horseback-riding accident. He fell from a horse and was nearly trampled to death. Luckily, the manager of the WalMart came out and unplugged the horse.
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What do you say to a University of Miami Hurricane football player dressed in a three-piece suit? ” “Will the defendant please rise.”
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If three Florida State football players are in the same car, who is driving? The police officer.
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What do you get when you put 32 Arkansas cheerleaders in one room? A full set of teeth.
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University of Michigan Coach Brady Hoke is going to dress only half of his players for the game this week; the other half will have to dress themselves.
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How is the Indiana football team like an opossum? They play dead at home and get killed on the road.
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Why did the Nebraska linebacker steal a police car? He saw “911” on the side and thought it was a Porsche.
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How do you get a former Illinois football player off your porch? Pay him for the pizza.
Okay, everybody say aaaawwwww!!!
The Galapagos Island…mapping expedition. This is great! Well worth watching … if you can’t see it, go to the website. http://dragonlaffs.com and if you do, at this point, have to go to the website, then you OWE us a cup of coffee. Click on the donation on the right and pay up! LOL!
Anyone know how to cancel a bid on Ebay?
I bid $7 on a “Mickey Mouse Outfit” and
now it seems I’m less than fifteen minutes
away from owning
Obama’s entire Cabinet!
Help me out here!
Published on Jul 16, 2013
If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry—with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That’s where the battery-powered Model S is born.
A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team’s bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked it.
“Oh, I really liked it,” she replied, “especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn’t understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.”
Dumbfounded, her boyfriend asked, “What do you mean?”
“Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was… ‘Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!’ I’m like…Helloooooo? It’s only 25 cents!!!!”
And yet another great essay on Obama’s ineptitude…
Suddenly the malcontent Lieutenant Keefer asks the others: “Does it occur to you that Captain Queeg may be insane?”
In fact Queeg is not insane, at least not at that time. He is simply grappling, more and more disastrously, with a job too big for him. Come the crisis of a typhoon, he becomes paralyzed and nearly sinks the ship by failing to give the obvious orders. At the subsequent court-martial he appears quite normal until he breaks down under the pressure of cross-examination. Before this, the officers have searched the regulations for guidance, but the regulations refer only to a captain who is clearly and unmistakably insane, not one who is merely guilty of eccentricity and bad judgment. At a lower level of responsibility, Queeg might have performed adequately, but with Keefer’s question, the remaining respect for Queeg’s office has gone.
Obama’s second inauguration speech may be his Queeg moment — an undeniable demonstration that, in an emergency, he is incapable of grappling with reality. For all his unceasing invocation of the word “change,” the outstanding thing about Obama has been his apparent inability to react, even to an imminent crisis. Like Queeg, he stands frozen on the bridge as the waves grow higher, or obsesses over issues like homosexuals and women in the military as the typhoon rises..
Faced with the worst looming fiscal cliff-fall in world history, Obama, like Queeg in the typhoon, has done nothing at all, but has increasingly resorted to meaningless words. His pseudo-Keynesian fiscal notions and a mantra-like repetition of old and failed ideas, suggest a serious lack of mental versatility.
Economics is not an exact science, but some of its rules are now well-known, and one is that a government cannot spend its way out of a recession.
Yet Obama does not project any sense of urgency, merely a smug, radiating sense of his own greatness. The one fiscal measure to which he seems committed — taxing the rich — is infantile stuff, like Queeg’s obsession with who ate the wardroom strawberries. Any first-year politics or economics student knows that there are not enough rich, even in as wealthy a country as the United States, to have raising their taxes make any appreciable difference.
Like Queeg, Obama shows an inability to change course when such a change is desperately needed. Giving 20 F-16 fighters and hundreds of tanks to Egypt was never, in my opinion, a clever idea. Even when Egypt was an unequivocal friend its security required things like armored cars to put down street violence, not these hi-tech weapons whose only conceivable use would be against Israel. Indeed, Obama seems to show no awareness that Egypt and other major Islamic countries have changed from being friends to something like enemies in a few months.
The dancing is still there, the golf, the celebs, the multi-million dollar holidays, but behind them it is possible to detect a desperate emptiness, an interconnected mosaic of failure.
This does not even consider the exploding levels of domestic poverty. Restoring flexibility to the wage system, so as to give American industry a reasonable degree of competitiveness, seems out of the question.
The Western position in Mali seems to have suddenly collapsed without warning, or without preventative action being taken, and meanwhile, we have had the North Korean threat. I somehow doubt we would have had that if Reagan had been at the helm..
Hal G.P. Colebatch
From one Grandpa to another….a touching love story between grandpa and grandkids..
Stuttering Cat – as explained by a Grade 4 student
A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. “Human beings are the only animals that stutter,” she says.
A little girl raises her hand. “I had a kitty-cat who stuttered.”
The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become, asked the girl to describe the incident.
“Well,” she began, “I was in the back yard with my kitty and the Rottweiler that lives next door got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!”
“That must’ve been scary,” said the teacher.
“It sure was,” said the little girl.
“My kitty raised her back, went ‘Ffffff!, Ffffff!, Fffffff,’ but before she could say ‘Fuck!,’ the Rottweiler ate her!”
The teacher had to leave the room.
Check out the man in the first picture. This is the same man in all the rest of the pictures in the series below. God Bless him and his family.