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Currentsitguy

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

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Wow! We need more schools like this

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/03/nearly_half_the_student_popula.html

HARRISBURG--Nearly half the student population at Harrisburg High School was slapped with suspension notices this week because the students had racked up too many unexcused absences.

School officials handed out suspension notices to 500 students on Monday as part of a crackdown by the school's new principal. About 1,100 students are enrolled at the school.

At least 100 of the students served one-day suspensions on Tuesday as punishment. The disciplinary fates of the other students remain unknown as school officials continue to work with parents to confirm whether some of the absences were excused. School officials said many parents were able to provide documentation to clear up their students' records.

School officials met with parents en masse after school Wednesday to explain the new expectations at the school, which has long struggled with poor test scores and a low graduation rate.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:53 PM (4 replies)

SECDEF Mattis: North Korea must be stopped

My gut tells me things are rapidly coming to a head.


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/defense-sec-james-mattis-north-korea-has-got-be-stopped-n740966

Defense Sec. James Mattis: North Korea ‘Has Got to Be Stopped’

LONDON — After years of North Korea thumbing its nose at the international community, on Friday Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared to signal enough was enough.

"Right now, appears to be going in a very reckless manner … and that has got to be stopped," Mattis said at a press conference in London.

He didn't give any details about how the administration of President Donald Trump plans to deal with the reclusive nation, which, under Kim Jong Un, has drastically increased its missile and nuclear-testing program.

But Mattis' remarks continue a recent trend of Trump officials taking a harder line on North Korea.

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the "diplomatic … efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of de-nuclearization have failed."

He also said that military action was "on the table."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 31, 2017, 11:37 AM (5 replies)

Venezuela drops all false pretenses and officially becomes a dictatorship

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/30/americas/venezuela-dissolves-national-assembly/index.html

Venezuela's high court dissolves National Assembly

(CNN)In a surprising move the Venezuelan opposition is calling a coup, the Venezuelan Supreme Court has stripped the country's National Assembly of its powers. The court ruled that all powers vested under the legislative body will be transferred to the Supreme Court, which is stacked with government loyalists.

The ruling effectively means the three branches of the Venezuelan government will be controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition has been taken out of the picture.

Prominent opposition leaders are already calling the government of President Nicolás Maduro "a dictatorship."

"Nicolás Maduro has staged a coup d'état," National Assembly President Julio Borges said Thursday. "What this ruling means is that, for the first time, Nicolás Maduro has all the power to enact laws, assign contracts, incur foreign debt and persecute fellow Venezuelans."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Mar 30, 2017, 07:10 PM (4 replies)

Remember the rocket SpaceX successfully landed about a year ago?

They are going to try to relaunch it today at about 6:30 EDT.

Coverage begins at about 5:30

http://www.spacex.com/webcast
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Mar 30, 2017, 03:43 PM (5 replies)

So what'cha doin' tonight?

My wife and I are making homemade quinine water for our pre-prohibition cocktail hobby.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Mar 29, 2017, 08:24 PM (6 replies)

We've lost another one of The Greatest Generation

http://whmi.com/news/article/28058?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Services have been announced for Donald Burgett of Howell, the World War II combat veteran and world-renowned author, who passed away Thursday.

As a member of A Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Burgett jumped into Normandy in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 and fought with his unit through France, Holland and Belgium, ending up in Hitler's Eagles Nest by war's end. Wounded twice in battle, Burgett help to liberate four concentration camps and spent his life educating the world about the war. His memoir, “Currahee; A Screaming Eagle at Normandy,” was an instant classic endorsed by no less than General Dwight Eisenhower. Burgett was the recipient of more than a dozen decorations, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and the French Légion of Honour.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:30 PM (7 replies)

when I was a kid....

Sums up much of what is wrong today.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Mar 27, 2017, 01:13 PM (12 replies)

Take a flight on the last commercial 707

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Mar 24, 2017, 12:14 PM (6 replies)

Looking for gun suggestions

My wife and I have decided it is about time we complete our stock of guns.

We currently own:

A Mossberg Persuader 12GA
A junky WASR10 Romanian AK knockoff
A Dan Wesson .357 Revolver
and
A S&W .38 Police Model 10

Here is what we are looking to acquire:

We want a decent concealable CCW handgun. I want something that I can easily conceal (so no large frames) with with decent stopping power. I was considering the Springfield XDS chambered in .45. Decent idea or not?

For my wife I was thinking something along the lines of the Kel-Tec P3AT might make a good pocket pistol.

In terms of rifles we are thinking some 22LR for plinking, a .308 bolt, and possibly a lever action 30.06 should round things out.

I am thinking in terms of Be Prepared For Anything.

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Recommendations?
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Mar 23, 2017, 10:36 AM (50 replies)

Heartbreaking video: 7 year old found hiding in Mosul rubble with SUICIDE VEST

Iraqi soldier defuses him.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4338508/Child-suicide-bomber-caught-Hazard-Chelsea-kit.html
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Mar 22, 2017, 03:30 PM (9 replies)
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