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46. Small business co-owner. IT Professional by trade.

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Here's a thought: You want Hillary to face justice?

Offer Bill immunity. It's win-win. He spills the beans, and gets her out of his life forever.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 26, 2017, 09:03 AM (6 replies)

What's for dinner?

We just had 48 hour Sous Vide Beef Ribs with a beef, onion, garlic, porcini mushroom, and bourbon reduction and a side of steamed broccoli with a garlic and chive compound butter. My wife is not feeling well so she got dinner in bed. I'm digesting my food with an Old Fitzgerald 12 Bourbon and an Arturo Fuente Short Story.

My wife and I both love cooking, so we generally eat well around here.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Oct 25, 2017, 06:15 PM (7 replies)

3rd carrier headed to North Korea

USS Nimitz has joined USS Theodore Roosevelt – dubbed the “Big Stick” – and USS Ronald Reagan in the western Pacific.

The 100,000-ton warship and its strike group joins the two carriers amid fears of war with North Korea.

Each vessel is accompanied with a cohort of destroyers and submarines, and USS Ronald Reagan has been carrying out war drills since last week.

It is unprecdented to three aircraft carriers in the region at one time, and is a huge gathering of US sea power.

Meanwhile, missile boss Thomas Kennedy assured Americans that Kim's missile can be shot down before they reach the US.

North Korea will be furious with the move, believing US military drills in the region are rehearsals for war.

The US Navy confirmed the arrival of USS Nimitz today as top officer Captain Carlos Sardiello promised the warships are “ready for anything”.

The massive carrier cost £3.5 billion ($4.5 billion) and is crewed by 7,500 sailors and marines.

It has a wing over 90 warplanes and helicopters which can take off from its massive 1,000ft long deck.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Oct 25, 2017, 10:01 AM (20 replies)

A Gold Star Widow Releases Audio Of Call With Trump

Gold star widow Natasha De Alencar released the audio of a phone conversation she had with President Donald Trump in April about the death of her husband who was killed in Afghanistan.

“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told her in the call about her husband Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, which The Washington Post released.

“Thank you. I really, really appreciated it,” she said. “I really do, sir.”

Trump also told the widow if she is ever in Washington D.C. that she is welcome in the Oval Office.

“If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office,” he said. “You just come over and see me because you are just the kind of family … this is what we want.”

“Say hello to your children, and tell them your father he was a great hero that I respected,” Trump said. “Just tell them I said your father was a great hero.”
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Oct 20, 2017, 12:07 PM (9 replies)

Rural life: It's a crappy job

Here's one of those nasty situations people on sewage systems never even think of. My wife and I were out on our back patio Monday having our usual morning coffee when she noticed the cleanout for our greywater line was sticking out of the ground. We had used our spa tub a few days prior. We assume draining that caused it to happen. It could only mean one thing. The waste line that runs from our shower/tub/sinks had clogged, collapsed, or blocked. My home's septic system is old, it was put in in 1953. This was a time where it was required for greywater to go through a "grease trap".

A grease trap is basically a vessel along the line where soap, fat, grease, dead skin from bathing, hair, etc settles out before it reaches the septic tank where it can potentially clog the leech field. The problem is they eventually fill, necessitating a clean out. Ours is under a portion of our back patio. So, we went through the joy of lifting the patio stones to get at the trap cover. There is no clean or easy way to do this. The smell is indescribable. My wife has a stronger stomach than I do so she took the job of shoveling it out while I hauled a combination of buckets and the shop vac back and fourth to dump all of the corruption out.

That finished I ran a bathroom sink with the cover off to see it water flowed. It didn't. Here it turns out the nastiness had backed up the terracotta pipe, completely plugging it. Well, that required a trip to Home Depot. One of the few tools I do not own, suddenly became a necessity, a good electric snake. I ran the snake down through from the cleanout and after about 5 minutes water and all sorts of ick began gushing into the trap.

After another round of shoveling and vacuuming all is right with the world again. I can say though, the shower to clean that filth off was one of the longest we have ever taken.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 19, 2017, 11:02 AM (13 replies)

Special snowflakes can't understand why they can't get hired

"Jobseekers have been revealing the pettiest reasons they've ever been overlooked for a position on the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper - and tattoos feature heavily in the surprising confessions.

One man with dreadlocks who was turned down for a job said it was not a coincidence that all the other staff members had 'preppy hair'.

Another woman who had the word 'hope' tattooed on her wrist to cover a self-harm scar was informed she was out of the running as a result. "

Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Oct 17, 2017, 02:29 PM (14 replies)

Special Forces "decapitation" team on board nuclear sub off North Korea

"SEOUL. Oct. 16 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean and U.S. navies on Monday kicked off massive combined drills off the coast of the peninsula amid heightened tensions.

The allies plan to continue the Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise (MCSOFEX) through Friday in the East Sea and the Yellow Sea, also known as the West Sea.

It involves the U.S. 7th Fleet's aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers -- the USS Stethem (DDG-63) and the USS Mustin (DDG-89).

The carrier strike group will train with South Korean warships and other defense assets, such as the Sejong the Great Aegis ship and P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft in the East Sea.

A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source.

Among other assets mobilized are F-15K, FA-18 and A-10 fighter jets, as well as AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lynx and AW-159 Wild Cat naval choppers.

The U.S. has also deployed a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) plane to closely monitor the North's ground and naval forces."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:47 AM (29 replies)

Where it all began 49 years ago

This is a rather lengthy, but interesting demo, from 1968, of the utility of a workplace personal computer. I find it quite amazing how many of his early concepts we take for granted today.

""The Mother of All Demos" is a name retroactively applied to a landmark computer demonstration, given at the Association for Computing Machinery / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (ACM/IEEE)—Computer Society's Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, which was presented by Douglas Engelbart on 9 December 1968 (48 years ago).

The live demonstration featured the introduction of a complete computer hardware and software system called the oN-Line System or, more commonly, NLS. The 90-minute presentation essentially demonstrated almost all the fundamental elements of modern personal computing: windows, hypertext, graphics, efficient navigation and command input, video conferencing, the computer mouse, word processing, dynamic file linking, revision control, and a collaborative real-time editor (collaborative work). Engelbart's presentation was the first to publicly demonstrate all of these elements in a single system. The demonstration was highly influential and spawned similar projects at Xerox PARC in the early 1970s. The underlying technologies influenced both the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows graphical user interface operating systems in the 1980s and 1990s"

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:32 PM (0 replies)

Strange... Hurricane Ophelia heading the WRONG WAY across the Atlantic

Well at least we won't have to worry.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:31 PM (2 replies)

Hotel at iconic TWA terminal will evoke glamour of jet age

It's good this iconic building is being saved and put to good use.

"NEW YORK (AP) — When it opened in 1962, the sleek TWA terminal at New York's Kennedy Airport was the embodiment of jet-age style. Now, construction is underway to transform the landmark into a $265 million hotel that will conjure the same glamour, smack in the middle of an airport better known for controlled chaos than comfort.

The hotel, being built by New York-based MCR Development, will include two new buildings with 505 rooms, a rooftop pool, an observation deck where guests can watch planes take off and a museum stocked with artifacts, including uniforms lent by former TWA flight attendants.

But the starring feature will be the long-closed TWA Flight Center, designed by architect Eero Saarinen. The center will be preserved, along with its Charles Eames furniture and Noguchi fountain, as the hotel's lobby.

"I've loved the TWA building since as far back as I can remember. It's such an incredible structure," said Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR Development. "It's this cacophony of midcentury modern design all under one roof," he said. "To bring that back to life was very exciting."

The gull-winged terminal, which looked like something out of the TV show "The Jetsons" and opened the same year as the animated series, was a symbol of flight and a favorite project of Saarinen, who also designed the St. Louis Gateway Arch. It closed in 2001 when TWA was acquired by American Airlines.

The iconic structure is protected by the city as a landmark and can't be torn down, but its destiny was uncertain before the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the region's major airports, began soliciting bids for a hotel operator several years ago.

MCR, which owns 94 hotels in 24 states, was the winning bidder with JetBlue, a 5 percent minority owner."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:05 AM (5 replies)
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