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Charlie Schumer must go!


Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 3, 2017, 02:01 PM (6 replies)

North Korean defectors try American BBQ (more interesting than you realize)

This is a fascinating video, more so than most of the X tries Y videos. There is not only good food, but the people tasting have a lot of interesting anecdotes about life in North Korea.

Plus the food will make you damn hungry

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 3, 2017, 01:54 PM (3 replies)

WTF? Just WTF?

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:51 AM (5 replies)

Every time I drive to my inlaws I pass this sign

And I breathe a sign of relief about what this could have represented.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 3, 2017, 11:38 AM (1 replies)

Really bad Soviet TV ads from the 70's and 80's

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:32 AM (2 replies)

Has anyone here had to take control to make important decisions from their parents?

We have been going through this for the past two days.

The short version:

Yesterday morning we get a call at 8AM from my wife's father saying her mom is in a bad way but that "She can sill speak". This sent us into an absolute panic. They live about 100 miles from us and are about 80, give or take. Of course we drop everything and I drive like an utter madman the 100 miles because we think it may be the last chance for my wife to see her mom. (FWIW I made the trip in an hour and 20 minutes)

Anyways when we get to the ER we find her in bad shape, but not dying. She has emphysema and COPD. ATM she also has the flu, and pneumonia. My FIL tells us she has been this way for two weeks.

We realized we needed to take medical Power of Attorney and manage both of their care.

Has anyone else faced this and how did you handle it?
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Mar 1, 2017, 11:20 PM (27 replies)

Using Proper English

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Feb 24, 2017, 03:50 PM (13 replies)

So I'm thinking I have a plan to keep people from turning around in my driveway

I'm going to get a bunch of these:

and stake out both sides of the DW.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 23, 2017, 02:16 PM (14 replies)

File this under "Biting the hand that feeds you"

North Korea appeared to lash out at Beijing in a state-media commentary published on Thursday, in unusually pointed rhetoric from Pyongyang toward a powerful neighbor that it has long relied on for economic support.

The commentary, published by the state-controlled Korean Central News Agency, didn’t name China, but left little doubt about its target: “a neighboring country, which often claims itself to be a ‘friendly neighbor’.”

In particular, the article lambasted China for playing down North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, and for curbing foreign trade—an apparent reference to China’s statement over the weekend that it would suspend coal imports from North Korea for the rest of the year...

In Thursday’s piece, North Korea even adopted a mocking tone, saying that the country is “styling itself a big power, is dancing to the tune of the U.S.”

The KCNA statement also vowed that cutting its exports wouldn’t deter North Korea from developing its nuclear arsenal.

“It is utterly childish to think that the DPRK would not manufacture nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic rockets if a few penny of money is cut off,” the statement said.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Feb 23, 2017, 10:48 AM (0 replies)

NASA announces 7 more earthlike exoplanets

Talk about lucky number seven. Astronomers have discovered not one, not two, but seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1.

What’s more, three of them are in the habitable zone— the happy place where liquid water can exist on the surface of rocky planets, as it’s not too hot or cold.

“The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second Earth is not just a matter of if, but when,” Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, said at a news conference announcing the discovery.

Zurbuchen called it a "major step forward" towards the goal of answering the very big question: Is there life on other worlds?

The discovery "is very promising for the search for life beyond our solar system,” Michael Gillon, astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium, added during the press conference.

This is the first time astronomers have found so many Earth-sized planets circling the same sun.

Since the seven planets orbit the star-- which is roughly 40 light years away-- fairly close to each other, the view from one planet would reveal another planet to look as big, if not bigger, than the way we see the moon.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Feb 22, 2017, 03:05 PM (10 replies)
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