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A solid Ryder Cup post mortem: http://golf.com/1158155/united-we-stand/
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Paglia is one of the few liberals I enjoy reading. I don't always agree with her arguments, but she's cerebral and isn't afraid to fire at the progtards.
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A libertarian senate candidate in North Carolina could hand the race to Hagan. He's polling at 7%, with Hagan at 46% and Tillis at 43%. Ugh.
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@Gus: I bought a modeling amp for the lake to run my ES-339 through - a Vox Valvetronix 20. I'm blown away by the tones. Presets for 33 classic amplifiers, including Dumble, Matchless, Soldano, Marshall, Bruno, Fender, Mesa, and, of course, Vox. $179.
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A four second flight would have to be classified as a failure - unless it was a Sprint missile launch!
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I think the Apollo 13 mishap was caused by a faulty solenoid - although I'm not sure.
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@daddy: I should note that about a dozen years ago one of the NASA safety offices was trying to justify its budget and hired me to establish the cost of failure: launch mishaps, delays, mission failures, et cetera. Over a three year period I documented every mishap from Challenger to the then-present day. Not just the hardware costs, but opportunity costs, schedule impacts and fiscal ramifications. It was fascinating and I became the go-to guy for all the centers' safety offices to quantify their mission. And while I was pleased to support a worthy effort, I eventually felt that I was helping to justify bureaucracy. That, and many of those offices reached critical mass and didn't need any more of my analyses to sell their services. Mission accomplished!
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@daddy: Only in general, and what you might expect - so-called independent reviewers shilling for their corporate masters. Everything is sifted through a touchy-feely sieve to protect certain fiefdoms. The only one of those boards I ever interacted with - where there was no sugar-coating - was for the NOAA-N satellite, where it fell off the turn-over cart during testing because it wasn't bolted down. Seriously. Not much room to wiggle on that one...
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Hot chicks in bikinis with guns? All of a sudden I am happier than I was in 2008. Thanks, JiB!
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Release the dogs? Sounds rather Bull Connor-ish, doesn't it? Are there also fire hoses in the West Wing?
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If your grandson is The Champ, then he's The Champ, Captain. Great moniker, by the way!
clapper, clapper Intelligence on. clapper, clapper Intelligence off.
Get 'em, Sue! ;)
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Three sorties that didn't take any flak, right? That's valuable info.
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@daddy: I supported the Mishap Investigation Board (MIB) for that orbiter and there were a couple of conversion errors. An altimeter issue, as well. It's hard enough to achieve Mars orbit insertion, so errors like that are real head bangers.
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Be nice, jimmyk! ;)
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TD for Eddie Lacy! Woot!
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Thanks for the update, Michael!
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@Jane: The PGA of America. Not sure of the process involved...
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To put Reed's accomplishment in perspective: Watson's three Captain's picks went 2-5-2, earning a total of only 3 points versus Reed's 3 1/2. Have I mentioned a possible tax audit for Watson?
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I hope Tom Watson gets audited. What an embarrassment. Congratulations to Patrick Reed. 3 1/2 out of 4 points as a Ryder Cup rookie is just sensational.
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lol, Steph!
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I absolutely can't wait to meet you in November, Steph. I just hope we don't get arrested. You seem like a bad influence and I'm highly susceptible (and amenable) to being led astray! ;)
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That's way cool, anonamom! Congrats! I learned to read the responses in Latin, JiB, but it was phasing out quickly. They say a Latin mass in town once a year and I've attended it since I love the language (but not necessarily the ecclesiastical pronunciation).
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I read the link, anonamom - it was very touching. I was actually a Catholic and a ND fan growing up. And an altar boy!
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