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03 September 2017

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Russ

This need for emotional safety is the direct result of over protective parents and nanny schools that focus on eliminating conflict in the class room and on the play ground. No more dodge ball and everyone gets a blue ribbon for trying, therefore no need to succeed, just participate and be declared a winner. Going off to college, they start bumping into the real world and want to return to the nanny world they just left. A generation of snowflakes does not bode well for our nation. Who is going to lead? Not these emotional cripples!

Todd Juvinall

It appears to me the basic reason for all this angst is parents were trying to be "friends" and/or "pals" with their kids. Avoiding discipline and any bad news to protect their little jewels. So the kids are unaware there are other forces at work on the planet that might want to see them dead.

Steven Frisch

Seriously, friends trying to be 'pals' and 'emotional safety' memes? One sociologist comes up with a theory that implies weakness in the next generations and the conservatarians are all atwitter. I swear every generation thinks the next gen is incapable of leadership until they actually lead, then they can't stand it.

Meanwhile the same memes about subsidies while the state of West Virginia is asking the federal government for a direct subsidy in the billions of dollars per year to pay power companies per ton for the coal they burn. I think we know what a subsidy is George, we have watched the military industrial complex, dirty energy, and privatized public resources subsidized all of our lives.

It makes no sense to subsidize the most environmentally damaging source of energy. I am in West Virginia this week and let me tell you, coal is dead, dead, dead. The people formerly mining coal are dead, dead, dead, unless they get off their asses, learn another trade, and work. You can pay for their unemployment, SDI, and opioid treatment, or pay to teach a new trade. Your choice. Because you are going to pay one way or another.

Steven Frisch

BTW I have read Twenge's articles, excepts and book reviews, and heard her interviewed twice on Smerconish....interesting but far from convincing background data at this point.

Walt

HAY! "jon" showed up! "let me tell you, coal is dead, dead, dead" (his trademark)
From what I see and hear, coal is alive and well, and opening more mines.
Again we have a two faced "subsidize" guy. That green power crap could NEVER survive without gov. money. Kinda like Tesla. It's OK for "his" but not "others".

How many endangered spices has wind and solar cooked in mid are, or smacked out of the sky, and turned into predictor chow? Special permits and everything!

George Rebane

Well there we have it, all the happenings (safe zones, disinvites, trigger warnings, demonstrations, ...) on campuses have been a mirage, the test results for iGeners are invalid, subsidies can only be recognized (just ask your nearest progressive for clarification), and "coal is dead, dead, dead." Onward!

Don Bessee

Am I the only one who notices the Eves like glee about 0's policy impacts on WV @ 157? ;-)

Walt

The death of coal has been greatly exaggerated.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/16/with-trump-in-office-coal-mining-town-begins-making-comeback.html
http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/07/new-tech-could-bring-coal-power-roaring-back-to-life/

Only LIB news is still in lockstep with jackboots on,,on the demise of coal.

Don Bessee

Now Walt you heard the lefty, coal is dead, dead, dead or is that just the lefty version of there is no place like home? Keep saying it 3 times and it will come true. ;-)

Steven Frisch

http://grist.org/briefly/west-virginias-governor-wants-a-new-subsidy-for-coal/

BTW the subsides described in this link do not include the Congressionally create subsidy for rail transport of coal. Every time you purchase a consumer good made from materials shipped by rail or shipped by rail you are paying to subsidize coal shipped by rail, to to the tune of several billions per year.


Paul Emery

Well there you have it. Tax cuts for the rich, no money for national health care and social services, Hangover from years of Imperialism evident in Iran and North Korea, A President who is a pathological liar that gets depressed and suicidal when criticized, a Republican Party about to split in half and an impotent comatose senile Democratic Party. Lots of "there we have it's" to go around George.

Steven Frisch

Only in Trumps America could a loss of 350 jobs since 2012 be characterized as a " come back."

"Ninety of the new hires are at the E4-1 mine in Hazard. But that was after the mine was hit by a series of layoffs since 2012 that left 460 workers out of a job."

Tomorrow I'm in Somerset County Pennsylvania where a story last week described the reopening of a mine hiring 54 people as a come back. who are we kidding, if coal was cost effective today the private sector would be investing in it and they are not. What this work force needs is job training and a just transition to new industries.

Walt

And who is the main rail shipper of coal? Hint. He's no Republican.
Who bought up a crapton of coal stocks when "O" stuck a shiv in the coal industry?
Wrong again,, another Progressive.

That would be Warren Buffet and George Soros.
Soros knew damned well when "O" was out,and a Repub was sure to take the WH, coal was going to come back in spades.

Remember that "jon"? Didn't think you would have the guts to come back under that name.(and hasn't) Wrong back then, and wrong today. Kind of a dead givaway when you use signature statements.

Since you claim to be in W.V. I would speak softly about being an ECO kook. They get hunted, stuffed and mounted back there in Redneckville. They believe the likes of you have caused enough damage. ( they might take down a statue of Gen. Lee and put you in it's place as a trophy.)

Todd Juvinall

Frisch, you have no children so maybe all you know is from books?

Coal is going well, more mines opening. Climate change is happening every day and America is great again.

O\h and Paul Emery is subsidized by the taxpayers just like Frisch and they decry subsidies. Lord is this fun!

Steven Frisch

The rail subsidy on coal is 100 years old.

I am not Jon.

WV is full of ECO's Walt😀

Walt

OH really "jon"?
Here's what we discovered in the first quarter of 2017: West Virginia numbers show 11,402 underground and surface miners.

That's up from the last quarter of 2016 when the number stood at 10,368 -- an increase of 1,034 jobs.

In Kentucky, the number of underground and surface miners actually decreased by 63 jobs: 5,222 miners in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 5,285 in the last quarter of 2016.

"In Kentucky, the numbers are also broken down further into categories of preparation plant and office workers.

In the first quarter of 2017, that number of employees stood at 1,039. In the fourth quarter of 2016, that number stood at 1,275 -- a decrease of 236 jobs.

Regardless of the numbers Tyler White, president of the Kentucky Coal Association, says that industry trends, including the roll back of EPA regulations, are moving in the right direction."
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/WSAZ-Investigates-Tracking-Coal-Jobs--422412123.html

And trying to say things ain't ,, is real disingenuous. Having to undo eight years of damage in 6.5 months is a little tough. Things don't get fixed overnight. But it's one hell of a good start.

Todd Juvinall

After eight years of Obama and all you non=profits sucking up the money, I look at 34 jobs as a good start. What is that saying? The great journey starts with the first step"? So when you start creating non-taxpayer funding jobs at SBC then you might have someone listen to your BS.

Walt

"full of ECO nuts" you say? In the cities maybe. Just like here.
So head on over to a working coal mine and trumpet your name and title, and your there to make sure they get closed down. Got the brass ones to try that? ( was fun knowing ya')
Forget they voted for Trump? Union coal no longer votes LIB.

Walt

On the NK front, you can bet we have a good number of subs just off the coast.
I would bet good money we know were most if not all of fatboy's artillery is at
any given moment.
Think about it. That last big thing to come out of aria 51 was the F117. Those are already obsolete, and mothballed. OH the hardware that will be showing up next out of nowhere. I wonder which up and coming conflict those will turn up at?
Aircraft no one can even see? Rail guns that can hit a target 200 miles away with a tungsten, non explosive projectile?(we already have that)

Fatboy is still playing with Korean war vintage goods.(slightly updated)

England and France could have stopped Hitler long before WWII started, yet didn't
China could stop fatboy, but won't. Fatboy is just dumb enough to use a nuke to prove his manhood.
In times like these pacifism gets you in deep trouble. 25 years of paying extortion really paid off... Didn't it?

Todd Juvinall

How come Paul Emery never told us his Nork strategy? Afterall he is criticizing the Trump.

Gregory

The lying weasel Frisch writes again!

Anyone see the list of American Presidents since 1900 ranked by the number of hurricane landfalls average per year in their term?

The President who ranked #1, at 2.6 horrible weather events per year of his term... Howard Taft. 1909-1913.

The least affected presidency of the past 117 years... Barack Obama, who saw an average of one landfall every two years.

https://twitter.com/RogerPielkeJr/status/795706568209666048

George Rebane

For the record. I would like to see transport subsidies for coal and other favored shipments rescinded. My own suspicion is that it is not coal, but the railroads that are desperate beneficiaries of coal shipments by rail. Government operated railroads are on their ass, and privately owned railroads are gaming the system to a fair-thee-well - 'Well you're subsidizing Amtrak to keep that sector above water, why can't we get some of that moolah to transport goods that America really needs?'

Gregory

The transport subsidy I'd like to see eliminated would be the buck and a half the US Postal Service loses on each package they deliver for Amazon.

Yes, the rail system has been mismanaged for years. As PJ O'Rourke once remarked, after they took over the Mustang Stag Ranch (Mustang, NV, freeway close just east of Reno on I-80) for non payment of taxes, the Feds even lost money trying to sell whiskey and renting loose women, mainly due to their problems of getting all their permits in order. Hee hee.

Hell, if Steven could only have hidden his misappropriation of his employee's payroll taxes longer, he might have managed to dig out of the mismanagement hole he dug himself into. Hee hee.

Walt

Well that didn't take long.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/03/anti-trump-resistance-groups-spreading-north-korean-propaganda/

"Two of the nation’s most active anti-Trump “resistance” organizations are taking decidedly pro-North Korea stances in the United States’ developing nuclear standoff with the communist country, whose leader, Kim Jong Un, has repeatedly threatened to launch a nuclear strike against America.

One group is Refuse Fascism, a well-funded “resistance” group created for the express purpose of opposing President Trump’s administration. Internal presentations from a Refuse Fascism conference last month said the group intends to make America’s leaders lose “international legitimacy” as a way of ultimately bringing down the Trump presidency, as TheDC first reported."

Which chapter does Paul belong to?

Paul Emery

Did you read my position on the Korean situation Walt?

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery, I was the one asking and you never said a word. So why lie? And to call the USA an imperialistic country regarding North Korea is over the top for the 54,000 American boys killed there. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Paul Emery

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Todd, Walt, I am inclined to support the direction set forth by our Secretary of Defense General Mattis . This is a bad situation and is the result of our Imperialistic foreign policy that always leads to decline and failure. History proves that. Here we are though and our options are slim.

Trump is a short timer on the job and is not pres. for long so I say let cooler heads prevail.

Walt

Where in hell do you come up with "imperialistic"? That was Japan in WWII.
THEY are the ones threatening us. THEY are the ones looking to pick a fight with others.
Somehow you can't grasp that concept.
So again Just where do you come up with these crazy lines of crap? I think you need to look up the real meaning of "imperial". We got rid of King George a LONG time ago.(much to your displeasure)

Paul Emery

For your education Walt. The defination of imperialism

The policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; broadly : the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence

Don Bessee

Did you read my..... said the sad socialist and infamous po' ol' fakenewsman. We get it, you don't have to wave your little red book. ;-)

Walt

Humm. I wonder if you even read that."extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions" Since when are we out to "claim" any land?
We could have "claimed" most of the world by now. Japan? We gave it back. Forget that?
Germany,, same deal. Name your damned nation we went to war with we kept.
In simple words,, your full of shit.

Thanks to "O" we let an ally get over run by Putin. " Give up your nukes, and the U.S. will defend you against Communism". They agreed,,, Then "O" hung them out to dry.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery has lost his noggin. Mattis policy? What might that be PE? You are so full of sh** your eyes are brown. But thanks for letting us smoke you out as we all get to see what a traitor to America you are.

George Rebane

PaulE 732pm - while the US could be considered imperialistic in the first half of the 20th century. Can you still consider it so today by the definition you have presented?

Paul Emery

Walt you omited the other parts of the definition of Imperialism ..." or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; broadly : the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence " Perhaps the sentence was too long for you.


Also Walt I trust Mattis to come up with a strategy since we have no real President. Do you doubt his ability Walt?

George, Imperialism since 1950 Iraq , attempted Nation building to our specifications. Remember "shock and awe" Also Peru, Iran, Nicaragua, Grenada, Viet Nam Panama, soon Venezuela ......on and on

Paul Emery

Food banks fight against food stamp cuts

The charities fear they'll be overwhelmed if government benefits are reduced.

This will help enable the wealthy 1% get an income tax break.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/food-banks-fight-congress-food-stamp-cuts-242268

Paul Emery

Todd

Let me get this straight. I am a traitor to America because I support the policies of our Sec of Defense (Mattis)? You're losing it Todd.

Todd Juvinall

No Paul Emery, you pursue the overthrow of the duly elected President and you call America a "
imperialist" country which means you have decided America is no better than Imperial Japan or Nazi Germany. That makes you a traitor.

Mattis? You have no clue what his policies are.

Scott Obermuller

Paul at 10:30 - Ever the libertarian, Paul cringes at the idea of the feds spending less money. Your post is fake news, Paul. The article says nothing about any actual cuts to the food stamp program. They are calling for a 1 billion dollar per year cut from agricultural programs. I doubt this is an actual cut -just a reduction in the previously proposed increase. Actual quote from the article is: "Lawmakers are considering making $10 billion in mandatory cuts from agriculture programs over a decade, and anti-hunger groups expect most, if not all, of that could come from federal food stamp benefits, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program."
further: "Advocates fear it would only be the beginning."
Oh, so some one has fear. That's real news.
The article continues on to point out that the Rs actually want what Paul claims he wants - local control.
There's nothing in the article about any tax cuts for anyone.

Paul Emery

Scott

Oh they'll cut food stamps It's already in the budget unveiled last may. Trump has already outlined his "tax reforms" which calls for massive cuts to the wealthy at the expense of poor folks who need food stamps and health services.
"The budget includes $193 billion in cuts over a decade to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps—25 percent of the program’s budget. About 44 million people benefit from food stamps in the United States, especially poorer states in the Southeast. For example, 1 out of every 5 people in Louisiana receive food stamps in a given month, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities."

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/trump-snap-budget-2018-cuts-food-stamps/

Don Bessee

Boo hoo ya po' ol' fakenewsman. 0 massively expanded food stamps and scrapped the work mandate for single men. In states that reinstated the practical limits their food stamp rolls contracted significantly. Just rolling back the able bodied male without dependents will more than offset the reduction in program growth, not cuts, reduction in growth and rational rules again. Be a good socialist druid not a po' ol' party parrot, squawk! ;-)

Todd Juvinall

Heward Mattis from yesterday today. War is on the table. So that is Paul Emery's policy apparently.

Gregory

Food stamps and giveaways of surplus butter and cheese (what? no kale or almonds?) are, in part, the flip side of guvmint takeover of agriculture in FDR's New Deal. The price is kept higher than it might otherwise be, and the food the guvmint takes sometimes gets given to the poor, if it isn't just destroyed, like excess milk poured into a ditch rather than sold. Or a farmer paid to not grow food on part of their land.

They care!

Walt

Gregory. Add growing corn for gas mix. It was such a great idea to burn food.
Never mind that ethanol helps in no way what so ever (unless your drinking it.)
It's hell on engines, uses up plenty of water, and sure ain't "eco friendly".

Gregory

Overmuller 925

"Ever the libertarian, Paul cringes at the idea of the feds spending less money"

You mean "Never the libertarian", don't you? Real libertarians cringe at the government spending more money unless it's just to cover the operation of the Federal government as defined in the Constitution... without the "Interstate Commerce Clause" stretched beyond all limits intended by the drafters and ratifiers of the document.

Scott Obermuller

Gregory 1:11 - Paul calls himself a 'green libertarian'. My comment was pure sarcasm.
Paul has no idea what a libertarian concept of the fed govt is. He just likes the title cause he thinks it's cool and makes him a 'middle of the roader' and not extreme. Oh yeah - he wants pot legalized - total sum of his so-called libertarian creedo. Lately he has decided he is all for 'local control'. Apparently a fed food stamp program is 'local control'.
I've given up keeping up with his 'deeply held' belief of the day.
Now he thinks that the money for food stamps has a direct connection with 'massive' tax cuts for the rich. Linked by some invisible chain of steel. You pull on one side and a poor person starts suffering at the other end. The fact that you can confiscate every wealthy persons entire net worth and the poor will still be poor has no effect on the lefties. They are just absolutely sure that Bill Gates is the entire reason people suffer in the world.

Walt

Things still shaking Scott?

Walt

Guess so... Another 4.0

Scott Obermuller

What? The Yellowstone Caldera? We won't feel a thing until it blows.
We might have enough time to crack a cold one and set up a lawn chair to view the incoming. But I doubt it. Those blast waves are purty quick.

Walt

I thought you were down Idaho way. They have been shaking like Frisco the past week.

But yes, Yellowstone has a swarm going on too.

Paul Emery

Oh yeah Scott I believe in a woman's right to choose. Solid Libertarian position. I'm consistent with Barry Goldwater on that:

Barry Goldwater held that “a woman has a right to an abortion”; that this is “a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right”; and thus that abortion should be legal nationwide.

Larry Wirth

Yeah, legal, safe and rare. Not convenient and free. L

Scott Obermuller

Paul Emery - champion of Barry Goldwater. And 'local control' - except if he doesn't agree with what the locals want controlled. Then suddenly he's not for local control.
I see squirrels in the road that act like that.
"A woman's right to choose". Bumper sticker stupidity.
First of all, if you are so proud of the A-word, why do you leave it off?
What about men? Why does a woman have rights that men don't?
Oh - and Paul - the 'solid' libertarian position is that if you want to kill the human life inside of you cause it gets in the way of your 'lifestyle' then you darn well better pony up the money on your own.
Told you Paul didn't have a friggin' clue what the libertarian idea is.

Douglas Keachie

Gee 150 billion for Houston, and then 150 billion for Miami, coming soon, pretty soon it adds up to real money. like 1/2 the yearly defense budget Where's Waldo's Wall going to find cash now?

fish

Posted by: Douglas Keachie | 05 September 2017 at 02:46 PM


After four years you finally manage to pose a legitimate question. Well done!

Walt

Money for the wall? Easy.. Take 35% from all the money transfers sent to El Mexico from the U.S. Billions get sent South every year. That doesn't count the drug money. We keep all of it when found.

Walt

Does this count as a "subsidy"? More votes than voters. You can bet the LIBS will except THAT "subsidy".
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/05/chicago-reported-thousands-more-votes-than-voters-in-2016-gop-official-says.html

Scott Obermuller

DK at 2:46 - But Dougie - the left always says deficit spending is good for the economy. All that money buys building materials and puts people to work!
This is classic broken windows economic good news!
It's pretty bad when I have to remind a leftie where they are supposed to stand. They spout endless truisms of how to re-grow our economy and when the golden goose appears, they all lose their minds.
According to classic left wing economic theory, it won't be a matter of where will the money come from to build the wall, but how much better a wall we can build with all the excess moolah from the roaring economy.
Unless, of course, Douglas has become a fiscal conservative.
Well - your secret is safe with us, Doug.

Scott Obermuller

Walt - I think the Idahooians feeling the quivering are in south eastern Idaho. We are in south western Idaho. We are about 30 miles from the Oregon border.
It'll take the blast wave another 10 seconds to get to us.

Walt

Thanks Scott,, Great to hear the decorative plates on the walls are safe. (those can get expensive) But I'm surprised you didn't feel the stronger ones.

Scott Obermuller

Our T-connection to the 6" main of the neighborhood irrigation system failed last Sat and I've been 4' deep in a muddy hole for 3 days digging and replacing the broken PVC pipe. The whole 'hood is shut down for irrigation until it gets fixed. I probably wouldn't have noticed the 2nd coming.

Walt

That's about the time the first good jolt hit. That's a biggy of a pipe.
You running the hoe?

Scott Obermuller

Mucking it out with a shovel my good man. Well, the neighbor down the street has a JD with a bucket and we shovelled into that. The PVC threaded fitting had a gap and developed a pinhole from water borne grit eddying in the gap in the fitting. The water saturated the dirt and allowed the PVC pipe and master valve to collapse into the crappy back fill. We tried to fit a telescoping union, but the dang fitting was a 1/2" inch off at the connection and the angle of the 2 pipes was way off. No wonder the PVC was stressed and finally broke. Had to dig up the pipe back to my valve and filter and cut it loose and lift the whole shebang up to align the deal back together in alignment. We tamped in some road base mix under the pipes to keep it from settling again and turned the pump back on. Success! Now tomorrow I have to go back and re-align my end of the business to get my water going again at our place. At least the neighbors have water. We'll have water again tomorrow.
Folks in Texas have a bit more to worry about. Their whole house might be under water.

Scott Obermuller

Oh - forgot to add the deal went down under a nicely sized rock (approx 1500 lbs) we had put in as landscaping. The rock has been there over a year and the break actually was just off the side, so - no, the rock didn't cause the problem, but it sure didn't help in the repair. The rock is now in it's new permanent position. I had just gotten all of the landscaping done in that area. It's all torn out now and a real mess.
Neighbor will be back next week to bucket out the drainage ditch that had 8" cobble and now has mud totally blocking the water flow. Some time next year it might all be good again. I have a 32 by 60 shop going in out back that needs attending to. As in - since I'm digging, nothing is happening with the shop. I hear we may have winter again this year. It doesn't rain, but it pours.
I think I can put up Tyvek in sub-zero weather, but I don't want to find out.

Walt

It will always happen in the worst spot to get too.
There are a few "oh shit" moments I remember well. A 12 in. main we were going to tie into had a cement bock holding the 90 deg. bend in place, and the water pressure kicked it out when the dirt was dug away. There was a foot of water running down the four lane road, down hill. OH that was tons of fun to put back together. I feel your pain.

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