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Fox News Poll: World going to hell in a handbasket as nation comes apart at seams

"A large majority of American voters feels the bonds that hold the country together are weakening, while over half think the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

A Fox News poll released Thursday also finds that large numbers feel more people are rude and behave badly in public in the United States today compared to the past.

Some 56 percent of voters say things are "going to hell in a handbasket." It was 57 percent a year ago and 58 percent in 2014, when the question was first asked on a Fox News poll.

That consistency masks some big movement among who thinks the world is going to hell -- and the party that controls the White House has a lot of sway in this. In 2014, only 48 percent of Democrats said things were going to hell compared to 70 percent who feel that way today. The reverse is true among Republicans: 71 percent said hell in a handbasket in 2014 vs. 42 percent now.

Meanwhile, most voters believe compared to 10 years ago, people in the U.S. behave worse in public (83 percent), are less courteous (78 percent), and the bonds that hold our nation together are weakening (81 percent).

There’s lots of cross-partisan agreement on the decline of our social glue. For example, 81 percent of Republicans say people are less courteous, as do 77 percent of Democrats, and 76 percent of independents. It’s mostly the same on people behaving worse and our bonds weakening."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Sep 28, 2017, 08:01 PM (2 replies)

Villanueva donating all proceeds from his jersey sales to military nonprofits

This guy is a real class act. He has absolutely noting to apologize for.

"Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva is donating all proceeds from his jersey and apparel sales to United Service Organizations Inc. and other military nonprofits.

Sales for jerseys bearing his name skyrocketed after Sunday, when he was the only player on the team to stand on the field in Chicago for the playing of the national anthem.

The team has dealt with a lot of controversy over its decision to remain off the field while the anthem was played.

Villanueva has since apologized for not standing in solidarity with his teammates and coaches.

The Steelers organization has already announced it will be on the field for the national anthem at this Sunday's game."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Sep 27, 2017, 12:39 PM (3 replies)

We brewed an absurd amount of beer yesterday, and I don't even drink that much

A cigar club I am associated with all kicked in last year for a 55 gallon barrel of Knob Creek Bourbon. Well they kicked it before I became ill and during my recovery I was "volunteered" to brew up enough ale to fill the barrel and age. Basically a Bourbon Barrel Ale. Well we did that yesterday. Five turkey fryers in the back yard each doing two batches of wort. I'm interested in the final product. Considering we are going to age it for 6 months in the barrel I have yet to decide how to carbonate it and whether to bottle or keg it.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Sun Sep 24, 2017, 08:45 PM (5 replies)

Saudi King speaking to the UN he is

Saudi Arabia's education minister has apologised for the production of a school textbook in which the Star Wars character Yoda is seen superimposed on a photograph of the late King Faisal.
Ahmed al-Issa said a committee was looking into the "unintended mistake".
The image, which shows the diminutive Jedi Master sitting beside King Faisal as he signs the UN Charter in 1945, was created by the Saudi artist Shaweesh.
He told the BBC it was not yet clear how it had ended up in the textbook.
However, he stressed that he had meant no offence to the king, who helped transform Saudi Arabia into a modern state and an actor on the world stage.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Sep 22, 2017, 02:20 PM (1 replies)

The most f-ed up carpets i have ever seen

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Sep 22, 2017, 12:34 PM (9 replies)

Incredibly bad taste on Windows 10 today

The login screen. It's St. Martin.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 07:06 PM (3 replies)

15 soldiers injured in explosion on training field at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - More than a dozen soldiers were injured Thursday in an explosion at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Fort Bragg officials said the explosion happened on a training field.

WTVD initially reported that 15 soldiers were taken to Womack Medical Center. The number was later revised to "at least eight." It was not immediately clear how badly the soldiers were hurt.

In a statement, officials with U.S. Army Special Operations Command said that eight personnel were injured in a demolitions training incident that involved both students and cadre at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

The explosion happened when a vehicle rolled over on a remote part of the base, according to WTVD.
Officials are investigating the cause of the incident.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 04:35 PM (3 replies)

What did the Jimmy Carter do?

"One of the United States' most advanced nuclear submarines returned to port in Washington state this week flying a Jolly Roger, a move steeped in maritime lore and mystery.

The images of the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine passing through the Hood Canal, were posted to a Pentagon media site and Twitter page. They show the skull and bones flying beside the American flag, the Washington Post reported.

The 450-foot-long Carter is one of three in its class and designed to conduct covert sea operations, the paper reported. The sub also was filmed returning from its last patrol in April with the Jolly Roger flying from the conning tower.

The black flag emblazoned with a skull and crossbones is of significance, says Scottish journalist Ian Keddie, who posted one of the photos on Twitter. The tradition of flying it dates to 1914, during World War I, when a British submarine sank the German battle cruiser Hela, according to the historical book “Submarines at War 1939-45,” the paper reported.

When the HMS E-9 returned to port, Lt. Cmdr Max Horton raised the iconic pirate flag to signal that its crew had sunk an enemy warship. British naval fleets have honored the tradition sporadically ever since."

I suspect we may have sunk one or more North Korean subs.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:30 AM (20 replies)

Solar index at KP8. Potential auroras well into the South tonight

Keep you eye on the KP index today. If it is still 7 or 8 at nightfall you my see the Northern Lights if you look North.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Sep 8, 2017, 11:37 AM (2 replies)

Last flight out of San Juan. Pretty amazing flying

Delta 302 flew from New York to San Juan and back yesterday to evacuate tourists. They touched down at noon yesterday and turned around in 52 minutes. Wow.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Sep 7, 2017, 01:29 PM (3 replies)
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