Wal-Mart's letter to me

Dear Mr Ayer,
Over the past six months, you have caused quite a commotion in our store.  We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban you from the store.
 
Our complaints listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras: 
 
1.  June 15: You took 24 boxes of condoms (size small) and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.
 
2.  July 2:  Set all the alarm clocks in housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.3.  July 7:  Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.
 
4.  July 19:  Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice,  "Code 3 in Housewares.  Get on it right away."  This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.  We don't have a Code 3.
 
5.  August 4:  Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.
 
6.  August 14:  Moved  a 'CAUTION – WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
 
7.  August 15:  Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department, to which twenty children obliged.
 
8.  August 23:  When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, "Why can't you people just leave me alone?"  EMTs were called.
 
9.  September 4:  Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while you picked your nose and pulled out a long plastic fishing worm from the sporting goods department.  Not only had you not paid for the worm, but the security operastor threw up on her console.
 
10.  September 10:  While handling BB guns in the Sporting Goods department, you asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
 
11.  October 3:  Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.
 
12.  October 6:  In the auto department, you practiced your 'Madonna look' using different sizes of funnels. 13.  October 18:  Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled "PICK ME! PICK ME!"
 
14.  October 22: You pretended to be peeing in the potted plants in the Garden department.  
 
15.  Took a box of condoms to the pharmacist and asked for help fitting the proper size.
 
16.  October 23:  Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, "Hey!  There's no toilet paper in here."
17. November 30: You watched an associate key up the announcement system.  Then you keyed up the system, yelled "OH, NO!  DON'T SHOOT!" and snapped a rubber band over the mouthpiece which sounded like a gunshot and caused widespread panic in the store and resulted in a lockdown and extensive search by the police SWAT team. 

Wal-Mart’s letter to me

Dear Mr Ayer,

Over the past six months, you have caused quite a commotion in our store.  We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban you from the store.

 
Our complaints listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras: 

 
1.  June 15: You took 24 boxes of condoms (size small) and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.
 
2. 
 July 2:  Set all the alarm clocks in housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3.  July 7:  Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.
 
4. 
 July 19:  Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice,  “Code 3 in Housewares.  Get on it right away.”  This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.  We don't have a Code 3.
 
5.
  August 4:  Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.
 
6.
  August 14:  Moved  a 'CAUTION – WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
 
7.
  August 15:  Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding departmentto which twenty children obliged.
 
8.
  August 23:  When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, “Why can't you people just leave me alone?”  EMTs were called.
 
9.
  September 4:  Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while you picked your nose and pulled out a long plastic fishing worm from the sporting goods department.  Not only had you not paid for the worm, but the security operastor threw up on her console.
 
10.
  September 10:  While handling BB guns in the Sporting Goods department, you asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
 
11.
  October 3:  Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.
 
12. 
 October 6:  In the auto department, you practiced your 'Madonna look' using different sizes of funnels.

13.  October 18:  Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled “PICK ME! PICK ME!”
 
14.
  October 22: You pretended to be peeing in the potted plants in the Garden department.  
 
15.  Took a box of condoms to the pharmacist and asked for help fitting the proper size.
 
16.  October 23:  Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, and then yelled very loudly, “Hey!  There's no toilet paper in here.”

17. November 30: You watched an associate key up the announcement system.  Then you keyed up the system, yelled “OH, NO!  DON'T SHOOT!” and snapped a rubber band over the mouthpiece which sounded like a gunshot and caused widespread panic in the store and resulted in a lockdown and extensive search by the police SWAT team. 

The billion dollar drone.

America overdoes everything.  If I can make a reliable, targetable/controllable/programmable armed drone for a thousand dollars, by the time it gets to the military it costs a million.  With the exception of the Colt .45 automatic and the M-1 Garand,  America has never embraced the Russian concept of making products, and especially weapons, which are cheap and reliable.  Anywhere in the world you go, if you want a firearm that's going to work no matter what, it's going to be an AK-47. If you want something for $5 that will kill armored cars and even tanks, it is going to be a Russian RPG 7….but there are now RPG series up to RPG 32s commercially available to various militaries.

But the first company that fields a small, cheap, reliable, portable drone that will go find something and carry a payload reliably and will last for 70 years (like the AK-47), everyone in the world will standardize on it.  This cute little package is a step in the right direction.  http://www.defensereview.com/aerovironment-switchblade-kamikaze-drone-suavmini-uas-small-unmanned-aerial-vehiclemini-unmanned-aircraft-system-over-the-ridge-precision-kill-weapon-tactical-reconnaissance-meets-low-ord/ 

You may ignore this if you wish. It is actually BELOW my predictions.

My prediction states that the anthropogenic extinction event will peak in 2034.  I shall not be here to witness it but, for many reasons, I believe we have now entered the scenario; that it will be obvious to everyone by 2020 and will peak in 2034.  At this point nothing can be done to stop it. 

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175621/tomgram%3A_michael_klare%2C_a_thermonuclear_energy_bomb_in_christmas_wrappings/?utm_source=TomDispatch&utm_campaign=426c876514-TD_Klare11_27_2012&utm_medium=email#more

J-15 Flying shark.

First flight of J-15 off Liaoning Posted: 24 Nov 2012 10:12 AM PST

It has finally happened. We finally have news confirmation from Xinhua and also have pictures of J-15's first take/off and landing from Xinhua. The news of first landing came a couple of days ago, but this is the first time we have seen the photos.

Here is a timeline of China's naval flanker program just to give you an idea:

  • 2001, Assemble the T-10K-3 prototype that PLAN purchased from Ukraine. Use this for long term technical study.
  • January 2007, AVIC1 and PLAN’s major program (J-15) research work started.
  • July 2007, AVIC1 SAC had a large program tackling meeting
  • January 2008, blueprint work finished, start prototype research & production stage
  • August 31st 2009, J15-0001 had maiden flight
  • May 6th 2010, maiden take-off flight from the simulated jet-ski at CFTE. Continued production of single digit number of prototypes for future testing
  • August 10th, 2011, China’s first aircraft carrier went out for sea trials. J-15-0005/CFTE-554 and J15-0008/CFTE-556 prototypes made numerous fly-overs, low altitude touch and go landing along the way.
  • July 2012, Finished certification test flights, given permission to product single digit number of batch 0 J-15s for initial testing/trials works
  • September 25th, 2012, PLAN first aircraft carrier was named Liaoning and had its first sailing after commissioning in October
  • November 3rd, 2012, J-15S-0001 had maiden flight
  • Early November, 2012, Liaoning had second sailing after commissioning
  • November 20th, 2012, a PLANAF pilot made the first carrier landing trial.
  • November 23rd, 2012, Two PLANAF pilots flying 2 J-15s finished carrier op controlled first official takeoff and landing trials. This marks successful completion of first stage of the Carrier aviation project.
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How close do you want me?

 

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A Royal Air Force Typhoon pilot
drives up to the back door of a C-130
(Hercules) for a photo opportunity. 

 

 

 

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He radios, “How much

closer do you want me?” 

 

 

 

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They radio, “How much closer can you get?” 

 

 

 

 

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Pilot radios………”Close enough?” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“. . . or do you want me to come in?”

 

 

You have to be a tad mad to be a fighter pilot, even crazier to be a photographer looking into those big air intakes!

 

Patricia Golden