Sunday, September 20, 2015

The "clock' kid is no hero


As you know - my degree is in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. So, as someone with some appreciable expertise, I analyzed the "home made clock" that the kid in Irving was supposed to have "invented" and taken to school. First, it is NOT a simple alarm clock. It is a COUNTDOWN clock. Second -- the kid didn't home make or invent anything. He decomposed an already existing commercially available COUNTDOWN clock (as evidenced by the commercially manufactured Printed Circuit Board (PCB)) as shown in the picture of his device.

If the kid were to "home make" or "invent" a clock -- he would have used a breadboard (as I have added to the picture) wherein one inserts integrated circuits, wires, and capacitors, resistors, etc., to form the logic of such a device.

So, question: why did the kid take apart an already existing COUNTDOWN clock and build it into a briefcase where only the LEDs were visible counting down time? What would happen at any airport, building, school, public sidewalk, if such a device were spotted?

Question: what is in the white bag in the suitcase? It serves no electronic purpose. Hmmmm.

Do you want anyone to bring a briefcase with COUNTDOWN clock embedded within it and setting the clock to countdown and go off during English class in your kids schools? Again, the only thing visible on the outside of the briefcase were the LEDs counting down time to 00:00.

I smell a dirty rat, a setup here, if there ever was one. I am appalled that the media is buying into the innocent "inventor" story. This is not about race or religion -- it is about someone purposefully taking a menacing device to school.

What if a kid were to take an upper from one AR-15 rifle, and a lower from another AR-15 rifle and put it together, then remove the firing pin and take it to school as a metal worker "inventor"? Why, anyone who knew anything about rifles could closely examine the metal object had no firing pin and would celebrate what a great inventor the kid was!!! NOT!!!! How many people at a school could closely examine the inside of this briefcase with a countdown clock visible on the outside counting down to 00:00 and make the call as to its purpose? Again, what is inside that white bag?

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Political correctness is a disease. Conservatism is the cure.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Eleven thousand foot high mountains on Pluto made of frozen nitrogen

Link to story on New Horizen spacecraft's journey to Pluto here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It only seems fair

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Democrats like Obama are the September 10 Party

David French writing in the National Review:

It’s entirely appropriate that the Democrats filibustered Republican efforts to block the Iran Deal on September 10. After all, the Democrats — now fully the party of jihadist appeasement — are the primary political repository of September 10 thinking, but without the excuse of ignorance. We know what jihadists are capable of. We know their war aims. And yet the Democrats overwhelmingly voted to grant the world’s most powerful terrorist state a $150 billion economic stimulus, access to international arms markets, and access to ballistic missile technology – without even stopping their nuclear program or establishing a viable inspection program. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Who is the biggest loser?

Remember the promise of Obamacare to "bend the cost curve down"?

AMY GOLDSTEIN  reporting for the WashPost:

The price of the most popular health plans sold through Maryland’s insurance exchange will jump, on average, by about one quarter next year, fueling questions about whether coverage under the Affordable Care Act will remain affordable in the state and elsewhere.

The 26 percent average increase in monthly premiums are for CareFirst plans, which cover three-fourths of the state residents who have bought insurance under the federal health-care law. The price jump, scheduled for January, is among rate changes that the state’s insurance regulators have approved for plans sold to individual families and small businesses.

link:  more Obamacare reality

It's just a painting folks

How the mainstream media works today

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A dose of humor from Jim Gaffigan never hurt anybody

Oh Boy This Sh#t Is Getting Crazy

Art and architecture inspired by the Nautilus shell

Rarely seen cephalopod photographed

<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption"><em>Nautilus pompilius</em> (left) swimming next to a rare <em>Allonautilus scrobiculatus</em>.</span>

NICK VISSER reporting for the Huffington Post:
Peter Ward, a biologist at the University of Washington, first spotted the Allonautilus scrobiculatus in 1984 alongside his colleague Bruce Saunders. The hairy animal looked fairly similar to the better known Nautilus pompilius, but proved to be an entirely new, and elusive, genus of nautilus. But the creature vanished, and Ward didn't spot another for more than 30 years.
But earlier this month, Ward ventured to Papua New Guinea to hunt for the cephalopod again. Aside from the creature's evasiveness, the scientist said, the schematics of the research were complicated: long days, the threat of malaria and temperatures "so hot it was almost impossible to think."
Ward's crew had to jump between several locations where locals were certain Allonautiluswould be found, but his team kept turning up empty-handed. They'd set up a "bait on a stick" system every night, hoping to attract the nautiluses, which live some 500 to 1,300 feet below the surface.
Until finally, there it was, swimming alongside a cousin in all its slimy glory.
VISSER'S entire story here:  LINK

Friday, August 28, 2015

Weird times...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

California's poverty rate higher than Mississippi's

WENDALL COX reporting for

Middle income households have been forced to accept lower standards of living while less fortunate have been driven into poverty by the high cost of housing.Housing costs have risen in some markets compared to others that the federal government now publishes alternative poverty estimates (the Supplemental Poverty Measure), because the official poverty measure used for decades does not capture the resulting differentials. The latest figures, for 2013, show California's housing cost adjusted poverty rate to be 23.4 percent, nearly half again as high as the national average of 15.9 percent.
Back in the years when the nation had a "California Dream," it would have been inconceivable for things to have gotten so bad --- particularly amidst what is widely hailed as a spectacular recovery. The 2013 data shows California to have the worst housing cost adjusted poverty rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. But it gets worse. California's poverty rate is now more than 50 percent higher than Mississippi, which long has set the standard for extreme poverty in the United States (Figure 1).

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

She said there were none

BYRON TAO reporting for the WSJ:
More than 300 emails in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s archive have been flagged by intelligence agencies due to concerns they may contain classified information, the latest turn in a controversy that has weighed on Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The State Department said in a court filing on Monday that reviews from five intelligence agencies had so far identified 305 emails—or about 5% of the emails reviewed so far—for further review and consultation into whether they contain classified material. In all, the department is combing through about 30,000 emails turned over by Mrs. Clinton.

Socialism explained with one picture

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pop quiz

A man accused of killing a Shreveport police officer was arrested Thursday after a round-the-clock manhunt, police said.
Grover Cannon, 27, was in a backyard detached garage not far from the house where Officer Thomas LaValley was killed Wednesday when officers acting on a tip arrested him shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, Shreveport police spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines said.


Pop quiz. Which of the following statements accurately relate to this news story:
1) President Obama will state that if he had a son he would look like the alleged shooter.
2) Al Sharpton will organize a week-long riot in Shreveport to draw this nation's attention to the atrocity of the murder of a white police officer.
3) NBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Wash Post, CBS, CNN, and Comedy Central will ALL run continuous front page and prime time stories about the killing of this white police officer.
4) None of the above. The killing of white police officer is not important to the ongoing Narrative ingrained in all of the above.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Planned Parenthood's motto as imagined by Yossarian

"We're killing it because it isn't a human; and we're harvesting its tissue for human research because it is a human. Hey, we're Pro-Choice-- we don't have to make sense."