This is great!!

This is a great illustration of what pilots were taught about scanning outside the cockpit. They were told to scan the horizon for a short distance, stop momentarily, and repeat the process.  Many remember being told why this was the most effective technique to locate other aircraft.  It was emphasized repeatedly to not fix your […]

A theory of chronic pain

H/T Francisco G. I don't agree or disagree yet – I merely present it as an interesting article. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 A Theory of Chronic Pain A social and evolutionary theory of human disease and chronic pain By Denis G. Rancourt We like to nurture a species self-image where we are radically different from […]

Closing the Strait of Hormuz

I have no idea what the US government is talking about when they say they won't allow Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz.  Iran can close this waterway in an hour.  There are only two shipping lanes and the water is VERY shallow.  Theoretically the lanes belong to Oman, but that is disputed by […]

Re: An open letter to the Hawaii County Council.

No, I wasn't there.   You would probably have seen me.  The entire neighborhood had mechanical problems and, while I am not a mechanic, I can pull my griend's lunch wagon when his truck blows up.  Then I built a 24' flagpole and am flying the stars and bars, 24/7 until we own our own […]

An open letter to the Hawaii County Council.

No, I wasn't there.   You would probably have seen me.  The entire neighborhood had mechanical problems and, while I am not a mechanic, I can pull my griend's lunch wagon when his truck blows up.  Then I built a 24' flagpole and am flying the stars and bars, 24/7 until we own our own […]

Re: When your thirteen year old daughter is home alone…..

Wankers.  That’s the problem w/ today’s youth, no pride in their work. No proper villain flees from a pink single-shot .22 ! Sent thru the ether On Dec 20, 2011, at 4:17 PM, TC Burnett <tcburnett@gmail.com> wrote: Kudos to my killa friend Patty!  YOUR daughter may die.  MINE WON’T! http://gunssavelives.net/self-defense/video/11-year-old-girl-defends-home-with-22-rifle/ — 90% of success is […]

Well…is there?

Is there a God (revisited)? December 2, 2011 – from The Straight Dope Dear Cecil: Know what I think about your answer [to the question of whether there’s a God]? (I mean, besides the fact that it was a load of soft-pedaling quasi-theistic horseshit?) I think the subtext suggests we have a case of Antony Flew-ism […]