Fri. Mar. 15, 2019 – beyond crazy, but not unpredictable

Thermometer says 79F this morning, so I think it’s stuck again. Doesn’t seem likely.

Things are getting crazy. Brazil. New Zealand. Mob bosses. People are starting to act. The rules are breaking down. I don’t think this is coincidence but an indicator of the changes in the zeitgeist. A major candidate for US President from a mainstream party is running on the idea that we’ll ALL be DEAD in only TWELVE YEARS? and he’s not laughed out of the room? He may be right, at least for individuals, but it won’t be AGW that did the deed, it’ll be violent extremism of one sort or another.

Think about what it means if he’s sincere and his followers are too. It’s an end times apocalyptic cult. Those tend to end horrifically. Think about the world someone with that desperate belief would create. They’d do anything, justify anything to avert it. If half the population needed to die, well at least half would survive.

Early reports are almost always wrong, but this guy in NZ seems to have decided to take desperate action NOW, and he managed to convince 3 others too. Same for whoever ordered the hit in NY, and the two guys in Brazil. They all got to that point where talking didn’t make sense to them any more.

There are a lot of people in the US and online talking about CWII. They are talking about making lists, settling scores, taking action. Anyone out there still think it won’t finally get to the point where people are sick of just talking?

A lot of innocents were sucked into CW1. A lot of hardship fell on the ordinary people. I don’t know how to avoid it, or how to survive it, but making sure you can eat, defend yourself, and lie low have to be a pretty good start.

n

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53 Responses to Fri. Mar. 15, 2019 – beyond crazy, but not unpredictable

  1. Nick Flandrey says:

    Depending on how things go today, I might be away from home for most of the day, and most of tomorrow. Even if we don’t head out, I’ll be pretty busy running errands.

    Talk amongst yourselves….

    n

  2. Nick Flandrey says:

    Hey Guys and Girls, consider this your heads up.

    I’m thinking the islamic world is about to collectively LOSE THEIR MINDS.

    It’s Friday, when the mosques are full of angry talk anyway, and I’d bet my paycheck that the world will be calling for retaliation and payback. DON’T count on the MSM to let you know.

    Stay away from crowds. Eyes open for angry lone wolves.

    n

  3. Nick Flandrey says:

    This almost slipped by–

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6811861/Israeli-warplanes-bomb-terror-sites-Gaza-Strip-rocket-attack-Tel-Aviv-2014.html

    That alone would be enough for Friday calls to violence.

    n

  4. Greg Norton says:

    Stay away from crowds. Eyes open for angry lone wolves.

    SXSW already had intense security. Now it will get tighter.

    Not that I’m complaining. I hate the semi annual bacchanalia events.

    Dear High Functioning Alcoholics — Please don’t come to Austin for SXSW or ACL. The money you spend mostly goes into the pockets of out-of-town companies, and any tax revenue generated doesn’t begin to offset the costs of the necessary police protection, sanitation workers, and, now, a drunk tank -er- “sobering center”.

  5. Greg Norton says:

    “Okay, Valley pundits and VCs. We couldn’t arrange the Tesla-Apple shotgun wedding. Tim Cook did his homework, planted a mole, and learned the truth. Now what?”

    “Who else could we bully in the media to buy Tesla? Maybe a car company?”

    “The US makers are done. We killed VW with the asinine emissions scandal, and the rest of the Germans already have electrics in the works — lest they go the way of VW. ‘Nice little car company you have here, Adolf …'”

    “Japanese? Who’s got the cash.”

    “Hmmm. Toyota?”

    “They’re waiting to buy the Tesla plant and tech out of bankruptcy.”

    “Lets speed up that timetable. Start working on the stories that they’ve lost their mojo. That worked great with Apple.”

    https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/03/12/toyota-losing-electric-car-race-pretends-hybrids-better

    I’ve seen mainstream articles making the same point over the last day or so, but the blog entries are easier to locate.

  6. DadCooks says:

    Contemplate A.F. Branco’s lastest “cartoon”:
    https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-man-made-disaster/

  7. Nick Flandrey says:

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/New-Zealand-Shooter-s-Manifesto/5-2202596/

    This guy was not ‘crazy’ in the sense of delusional, depressed, or schizo. He planned for 2 years. He made specific choices. No mention of accomplices in the manifesto.

    And NOT a Trump fan.

    n

  8. SteveF says:

    Humanity is facing an existential crisis, the Dumbassocalypse. We must kill off the 6,500,000,000 stupidest people so that the rest have a chance for survival. Act now, before it’s too late!

  9. Greg Norton says:

    We must kill off the 6,500,000,000 stupidest people so that the rest have a chance for survival. Act now, before it’s too late!

    A bunch of ’em will be in Downtown Austin this weekend for the last of the SXSW bacchanalia events.

    A tactical nuke strike centered on 6th and Brazos in Austin on Saturday night would temporarily solve quite a few problems in the US, but, unfortunately, in about a week, more dumba**es would rise through the ranks to take their place.

    One thing we don’t lack in the US is dumba**es in all varieties.

  10. lynn says:

    Thermometer says 79F this morning, so I think it’s stuck again. Doesn’t seem likely.

    58 F at my house this morning. And now it is 57 F.

  11. Greg Norton says:

    58 F at my house this morning. And now it is 57 F.

    I get to be in Chicago for a week starting tomorrow night. Time to find the shearling liner for the coat.

    The upside of being there during cold weather is that the SNL exhibit is still at the Museum of Broadcasting, and C2E2 overlaps with our real reason for the trip.

    I noticed that the “Waynes World” couch is prominently featured in the advertising for the SNL exhibit since Rami Malek won for “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

    Mike Myers in “Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of the coolest “in” movie jokes I’ve ever seen, with a 25 year long gestation. Almost as good as the first ever Stan Lee movie cameo in “Mallrats”.

  12. MrAtoz says:

    A tactical nuke strike centered on 6th and Brazos in Austin on Saturday night would temporarily solve quite a few problems in the US, but, unfortunately, in about a week, more dumba**es would rise through the ranks to take their place.

    Use a MOAB instead. Save the nukes for the Middle East.

  13. Greg Norton says:

    The Good Ole Boy Network:

    Hollywood looks the other way for Roman Polanski, who actually broke laws.

    Sony is rolling the dice with Gunn. They have arguably had no choice for Memorial Day when the news broke in July of last year. Disney’s mole must have seen dailies for the Sony flick and the Mouse got scared.

    Disney probably does not want a rerun of “Baby Driver”, where they fired Edgar Wright only to have him turn in a $100 million gross for Sony a year later.

  14. lynn says:

    “Ocasio-Cortez hits NRA after New Zealand shooting: ‘What good are your thoughts and prayers?'”
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/434190-ocasio-cortez-calls-out-nra-after-new-zealand-shootings-what-good-are-your

    This woman is delusional.

  15. Ray Thompson says:

    This woman is delusional

    You’re just being kind. That is one of her positive points. The rest just go downhill from there.

  16. lynn says:

    “My Investigation Into the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 Problem” by Rush Limbaugh
    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/03/14/my-investigation-into-the-boeing-737-max-8-and-max-9-problem/

    Oh boy, this is not a simple software problem.

  17. lynn says:

    I guess Harry is coming back, too.

    Who ?

  18. lynn says:

    Freefall: Paranoia can be delegated !
    http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff3300/fc03252.htm

    Oh yeah, to us dedicated engineers !

  19. MrAtoz says:

    Whoops!

    Harvey, not Harry. Although, “hair” would be involved.

  20. Greg Norton says:

    “I guess Harry is coming back, too.”

    Who ?

    Harry Knowles?

  21. Greg Norton says:

    “Wyle … E. … Coyote -er- Robert … Francis … O’Rourke … Super Genius”

    Yeah, I’m not buying it.

    https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-politics-beto-orourke/

  22. lynn says:

    Whoops!

    Harvey, not Harry. Although, “hair” would be involved.

    I wondered if you were talking about Harvey Weinstein.

  23. Ray Thompson says:

    In Rush’s article he states “Stalling is when you don’t have power to maintain your level of ascent”. Bzzzttt, wrong. Stalling is when you don’t have enough airflow over the wings to maintain lift to keep the aircraft aloft. Ascent has nothing to do with stalling. A plane can stall at any angle of attack.

    That pretty much discredits the rest of his dialog.

  24. dkreck says:

    For a guy who was not running there certainly are plenty of news puff pieces in place already.

  25. Greg Norton says:

    For a guy who was not running there certainly are plenty of news puff pieces in place already.

    Annie Liebovitz did the Vanity Fair cover. Serious money and advance planning were already in place.

  26. lynn says:

    “How Corrupt Elite Colleges and Universities Feed the Administrative State”
    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/03/13/how-corrupt-elite-colleges-and-universities-feed-the-administrative-state/

    “RUSH: I want to circle back to this college scandal business. I’ve had a day to ponder this. I have had a day to inform myself on it. I tell you, it is just astounding to me. Now, I want to remind everybody: This isn’t new, parents trying to get their kids into elite universities. There’s nothing new. Normally the way you do it is you make a $2.5 million donation and then the university establishes, you know, the “I’m a Very Important Liberal Wing” of the law school or some such thing and that’s how they get the kid in there.”

    “I don’t know why these Hollywood people didn’t just do that, except that might have cost $2.5 million and these are a bunch of tightwads. They were trying to get this done for anywhere from $15,000 to $500,000, whereas if you start endowing your own, like, Felicity Huffman-William H. Macy Wing of the Sex Education Building at Harvard, that might take $2.5 million that they don’t want to part with.”

    So, this was all about hollyweird cheapskates saving money !

  27. lynn says:

    “Nye County (and by default Front Sight) now a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary…”
    https://www.ignatius-piazza-front-sight.com/2019/03/15/nye-county-and-by-default-front-sight-now-a-2nd-amendment-sanctuary/

    “Well Nye County just became the first county in the State of Nevada to declare themselves a Second Amendment Sanctuary, and by default, since Front Sight is entirely in Nye County, Front Sight is now a Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

    Heh.

  28. lynn says:

    In Rush’s article he states “Stalling is when you don’t have power to maintain your level of ascent”. Bzzzttt, wrong. Stalling is when you don’t have enough airflow over the wings to maintain lift to keep the aircraft aloft. Ascent has nothing to do with stalling. A plane can stall at any angle of attack.

    That pretty much discredits the rest of his dialog.

    The important items in that transcription of Rush is that the 737 Max is essentially a new airplane. It is not a 737. It has a different nose gear. It has different engines. It has a different engine mounting point. It has a different center of gravity. The computer software is different.

    I was thinking about buying some Boeing stock. Now I am not so sure if Boeing has to rename the 737 Max and provide a new pilot training system along with recertification of the air frame. Plus Boeing might be required to buy back the planes from Southwest Airlines and others who save money on pilot crews by certifying all pilots on just the 737. There are many unknowns here.

  29. lynn says:

    This woman is delusional

    You’re just being kind. That is one of her positive points. The rest just go downhill from there.

    What was I thinking ? Yup, you are correct.

    I still want to know who her sugar daddy is. One of the Koch brothers is sounding more and more likely.

  30. Ray Thompson says:

    the 737 Max is essentially a new airplane

    That has always been my thought when the plane was released. In my opinion there is no resemblance to the original 737. I don’t understand the designation.

  31. lynn says:

    the 737 Max is essentially a new airplane

    That has always been my thought when the plane was released. In my opinion there is no resemblance to the original 737. I don’t understand the designation.

    Can you imagine what it would have cost Boeing and their customers to designate the plane as the 797 ? Boeing would have to certify the air frame from the ground up, issue new training and repair guidelines, and their customers (every airline in the world almost !) would have to certify the flight crews on a different air frame.

  32. Nick Flandrey says:

    Well, back from my errands. Lots of AM radio conservative talk shows. No one focusing on the NZ murders.

    Toy store had a bit more business today, but put it down to the Spring Break weekend and everyone being home and not panic buying.

    Stopped by a couple of sales, but pickins were slim.

    Lots of traffic on the road with sporadic and local rain.

    Looks like NZ will be passing some more ill considered gun laws in a great big hurry. Do people never learn?

    n

  33. Ray Thompson says:

    Can you imagine what it would have cost Boeing and their customers to designate the plane as the 797

    I guess that explains why the 747 was not designated a stretch Cessna 150.

    I would have thought that major a change in a plane would have required recertification anyway. Especially the glass cockpit.

  34. Nick Flandrey says:

    Looks like someone met with Bernie and adjusted his attitude too.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6815555/Bernie-Sanders-77-campaigns-BANDAGED-head-cutting-shower-door.html

    Thought it might be a ‘workout’ accident….

    n

  35. Greg Norton says:

    Can you imagine what it would have cost Boeing and their customers to designate the plane as the 797 ? Boeing would have to certify the air frame from the ground up, issue new training and repair guidelines, and their customers (every airline in the world almost !) would have to certify the flight crews on a different air frame.

    I think there is some funny business with the union involved with the naming. Contracts, work location, etc.

    Eventually, Boeing wants to shift more production to South Carolina, but that’s a “right to work” state.

  36. Greg Norton says:

    So, this was all about hollyweird cheapskates saving money !

    Again, Felicity Huffman can afford a wing or two from her “Desperate Housewives” residuals. I still believe they were protecting the offsprings’ egos.

    From what I understand, the problem for Lor Laughlin’s child is that she had successfully monetized her social media, actually earning a living from her own skillset, until the scandal broke.

  37. Nick Flandrey says:

    Speaking of weirdos, here comes the opening round for burrito beto–

    “‘I need a butt-shine. Wax my a**, scrub my balls. The Cow has risen.’ Bizarre poem Beto O’Rourke wrote to a COW when he was a computer hacker who posted fiction about killing children is revealed ”

    No one rises to higher levels of .gov without the deep state having the goods on them.

    n

  38. Nick Flandrey says:

    When guns are banned, the sickos will hack them to death

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6813155/Man-54-slashes-dozen-children-outside-primary-school-China.html

    n

    remember these guys?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6810385/New-Mexico-compound-suspects-face-new-conspiracy-charges.html

    “Five residents of New Mexico desert compound where remains of missing three-year-old were found are charged in ‘jihad’ conspiracy to kill cops, soldiers and government officials

    Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, his girlfriend Jany Leveille, her two sisters and her brother-in-law indicted on charges related to terrorism, kidnapping, and conspiracy
    Five defendants had ‘maintained a training compound to prepare for attacks on government, military and other institutions,’ indictment says
    Wahhaj and the others were arrested in August, after cops raided their compound and found 11 starving children living in filth
    Remains of Wahhaj’s missing three-year-old son were found at the site after special-needs boy died during alleged exorcism attempt ”

  39. Ray Thompson says:

    seven years of poor choices–

    Probably had each kid to increase the welfare check.

  40. Nick Flandrey says:

    Boys and girls, the single most important impact on your future happiness and success in life is your choice of spouse. Choose wisely.

    n

  41. Nick Flandrey says:

    Wide open ham bands, 80m booming in .

    n

  42. lynn says:

    Speaking of weirdos, here comes the opening round for burrito beto–
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6814145/SPECIAL-REPORT-Beto-ORourkes-secret-membership-legendary-hacking-group.html

    If butto was really in Cult of the Dead Cow then wow. Just wow.

    And I got physically sick reading the little story about his running over careless children for the fun of it. If he really wrote that then he is a sick man.

  43. lynn says:

    seven years of poor choices–

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6814043/Exhausted-mom-four-shares-photo-reality-family-life.html

    Hey, she has a husband ! That is so cool !

    The children’s minister at my church just had kid number ten. He and his wife are in their late 30s, I think. Maybe early 40s as their oldest is around 15 or 16. They look tired when I see them.

  44. lynn says:

    I am going home. I am exhausted. A customer finally loaded their custom software that I built for them today. And it crashed while he was running it on his laptop and I was watching using their variant of gotomeeeting. I’ve been debugging since then and got it all fixed and uploaded. Again. Sigh, the wheel of life never stops until you die.

    And with 350,000 employees, they have their own version of gotomeeting that can waltz through their massive firewalls. Big firewalls. Did I mention the monster firewalls ?

  45. Nick Flandrey says:

    Yeah, if he was a hacker that’s actually kinda cool, but sounds like a sick freak.

    I’ll admit to telling dead baby jokes back then, and remember DeathRace2000 and all the horror movies from that time.

    Boys who have no experience of death have little feeling for others either.

    Still think he’s a liar and massively unfit for the office.

    n

  46. Nick Flandrey says:

    She’s married, but he does nothing around the house. They don’t look financially successful either..

    n

  47. Nick Flandrey says:

    Such nice people, we should invite them here….

    Cops discover remains of 19 butchered bodies stuffed inside plastic bags floating in a Mexican sewage canal

    Authorities in Jalisco, Mexico, located 19 bodies stuffed inside 19 bags floating at a canal on Thursday
    The Jalisco State Attorney said among the victims were 18 men and one woman
    A Mexican news outlet reported that the bodies were hacked and placed in side the large bags
    Mexican cartels used the tactic of hacking bodies up so the total number of corpses could rise
    Jalisco is the home to the New Jalisco Generation Cartel,”

  48. brad says:

    I don’t get that photo in the Daily Mail. It’s actually very carefully composed, to show all the family members in a relatively small space. And there’s nothing in the pot she’s stirring.

    So she’s complaining about…”low expectations placed on fathers”? Yet she has a husband at home – he took the picture – so that’s not it. Later in the article “With four kids I’m way too exhausted to even think about having a life after dark”. Um…that’s life with small children – maybe don’t have four kids?

    Seriously, what does she want?

  49. Greg Norton says:

    If butto was really in Cult of the Dead Cow then wow. Just wow.

    And I got physically sick reading the little story about his running over careless children for the fun of it. If he really wrote that then he is a sick man.

    I’m not buying him being a member of CDC. I knew some of those people back in the day, and if he was hanging out with them, Robert Francis has no business being President.

    What I want to see are the photos from the *other* photo shoot Annie Liebovitz did with Robert Francis during that week in El Paso. I’d actually have more respect for the guy if he was on the cover of Vanity Fair emulating Leibovitz’ Jenner cover shot than the Reagan Man of the Year photo from Time.

    Notice that Robert Francis’ makeup job still has that hint of Kennedy clan Addison’s.

  50. Greg Norton says:

    And with 350,000 employees, they have their own version of gotomeeting that can waltz through their massive firewalls. Big firewalls. Did I mention the monster firewalls?

    Above a certain paygrade, they always have an route for HTTP to the open Internet for pr0n and/or shopping they don’t want to do at home. That’s why SSL VPNs ate the world.

    And don’t give me the spiel about LDS folks. In 27 years in IT and security, if nothing else, I’ve learned people doing high octane tech/science usually have some interest that they don’t want the world to know about. Fortunately, in the grand scheme of things, most of the interests are innocuous and management looks the other way.

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