He Said That? 8/23/15

War on Drugs


Wonder of wonders, there are alternatives to the US’s insanely expensive and  stupid war on drugs, and police don’t have to be thugs with badges. From  Claire Bernish at theantimedia.org:

Situated on the coast of Massachusetts, Gloucester’s claims to fame include its status as “America’s original seaport,” as well as being the real-life location on which events in the movie The Perfect Storm (2000) were based. Now, the small town has a new reason to be the center of attention: its police have been granting complete amnesty to drug users who come to the station seeking help, even if they come bearing the remainder of their stash.

On March 6th of this year, Gloucester Chief of Police Leonard Campanello wrote a Facebook post much like he normally did. But this particular post bemoaned four deaths to heroin and opiates in just two months — for a city with less than…

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Inspsectapedia- Diagnose and repair it yourself guide for anything from A/C to wells



You should really check this site out, there is a wealth of information on it

I am only disappointed that it took me this long to find it

I could have saved myself some money last year on A/C repairs

I am a service tech and run a service oriented business

I hate to call a repair service


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Crisis Progress Report (10): Bust, by Robert Gore

“The next decade, and perhaps longer, will be incredibly stressful, even for the well-prepared. At this point, the best advice is relax: stay calm, focused, and rational. Remember, there will be some silver linings. Brutal and at times as indiscriminate as the crisis will be, there will be a measure of justice. Many fantasies, especially those of government as manna from heaven and central banks as guarantors of ever-rising markets, will be demolished. Rendezvous with reality are never bad things.”


Ideas and actions have consequences, fortunately. Debt booms bust. SLL is back in action after a week-long trip. Nothing that happened over that week, culminating in yesterday’s worst equity market drops in months, followed by today’s so-far hefty drop (never dismiss the possibility of an end-of-day “save” to make people feel a little better over the weekend) is surprising. SLL has been warning of exactly this outcome since last fall. Even the rally in oversold precious metals has been predictable (see “Buy Gold and Silver,” SLL, 7/20/15). The surprise has been how long the equity collapse was in coming. SLL was a little early, but a little early informed by competent analysis is better than a little late informed by complete cluelessness.

SLL has not been the only one making this call, but the competent camp has been far outnumbered by the clueless. Such was the case during the 2007-2009…

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Away the SNOOPIE team, away


Big Stick Blog

“Away the SNOOPIE team, away!” Suddenly, a group of Sailors bolt through the passageways and clatter up ladderwells on their way to the top the ship’s island, known as vulture’s row.

The Ship’s Nautical or Otherwise Photographic and Interpretive Examination (SNOOPIE) team aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is composed of intelligence specialists (IS), mass communication specialists (MC), and a yeoman (YN) who are responsible for photographing, videotaping and recording on paper the actions of unidentified contacts within visual range.

“SNOOPIE team will be called away for anything from an unidentified ship or aircraft,
or just something of interest,” said Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Michael Dorobiala, a member of the visual information (VI) cell, which is part of the SNOOPIE team. “Obviously the TAO [tactical action officer] has a lot of situational awareness in [the Combat Directional Center (CDC)], but all he is seeing in there is…

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Obama v. Bibi — Fight to the Finish, by Patrick J. Buchanan

“The message would go out to the world. In any clash between the United States and Israel over U.S. policy in the Middle East, bet on Bibi. Bet on Israel. America is Israel’s poodle now.”


Patrick Buchanan tells Obama to man up. From Buchanan at buchanan.org:

In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble.

Israel depends upon the United States for $3 billion a year in military aid and diplomatic cover in forums where she is often treated like a pariah state. Israel has also been the beneficiary of almost all the U.S. vetoes in the Security Council.

America is indispensable to Israel. The reverse is not true.

Yet, without telling the White House, Bibi had his U.S. ambassador arrange for him to address a joint session of Congress in March — to rip up the president’s Iran nuclear deal before it was even completed.

The day the deal was signed, using what The Washington Post calls “stark apocalyptic language,” Bibi accused John Kerry of giving the mullahs a “sure path to a nuclear weapon” and a…

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