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  1. Great synopsis from Rex Murphy. Love this part... “A fourth reason for Kenney’s success, and this one threads the other three, was the “fire in the hole” of his campaign — that “Alberta will no longer be passive” in the face of the calumnies remorselessly hurled at the province’s industry by the Green machine’s propaganda arm, professional activists, California-Canadians (Neil Young), drive-by supermodel-addicts (Leonardo DiCaprio) and the ever-useless and cloying Bill Nye. In my experience nothing more has depressed the general morale of many in Alberta than every holier-than-everybody-else Green peddler’s bleating to the world about Fort McMurray’s sins against the planet, and the daily slanders from the pulpits of the grand imperial church of global warming.”
  2. As a new Albertan (Jasper) was a VERY good day.
  3. What newspaper...New York Times?
  4. Sully comments... Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger 16 hours ago We do not yet know what caused the tragic crash of Ethiopian 302 that sadly claimed the lives of all passengers and crew, though there are many similarities between this flight and Lion Air 610, in which the design of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is a factor. It has been obvious since the Lion Air crash that a redesign of the 737 MAX 8 has been urgently needed, yet has still not been done, and the announced proposed fixes do not go far enough. I feel sure that the Ethiopian crew would have tried to do everything they were able to do to avoid the accident. It has been reported that the first officer on that flight had only 200 hours of flight experience, a small fraction of the minimum in the U.S., and an absurdly low amount for someone in the cockpit of a jet airliner. We do not yet know what challenges the pilots faced or what they were able to do, but everyone who is entrusted with the lives of passengers and crew by being in a pilot seat of an airliner must be armed with the knowledge, skill, experience, and judgment to be able to handle the unexpected and be the absolute master of the aircraft and all its systems, and of the situation. A cockpit crew must be a team of experts, not a captain and an apprentice. In extreme emergencies, when there is not time for discussion or for the captain to direct every action of the first officer, pilots must be able to intuitively know what to do to work together. They must be able to collaborate wordlessly. Someone with only 200 hours would not know how to do that or even to do that. Someone with that low amount of time would have only flown in a closely supervised, sterile training environment, not the challenging and often ambiguous real world of operational flying, would likely never have experienced a serious aircraft malfunction, would have seen only one cycle of the seasons of the year as a pilot, one spring with gusty crosswinds, one summer of thunderstorms. If they had learned to fly in a fair-weather clime, they might not even have flown in a cloud. Airlines have a corporate obligation not to put pilots in that position of great responsibility before they are able to be fully ready. While we don’t know what role, if any, pilot experience played in this most recent tragedy, it should always remain a top priority at every airline. Everyone who flies depends upon it.
  5. It may be interesting if the close up resolution was decent... In A Few Years, Windowless Planes Will Give Passengers A Panoramic View Of The Sky They plan on eliminating windows all together and wrapping the interior walls of the plane with OLED screens that will display the skies from cameras mounted outside. The OLED panels will provide a complete realistic view of the skies surrounding you, giving you a sense of flying without a vessel wrapped around you.
  6. Absolutely Jaydee, good post. Sean Hannity: Democrats disavow Northam but they don't want you to know about their racist past As of Monday, most Democrats have called on Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign over his alleged appearance in a racist photo showing two people, one in a KKK costume and the other in blackface, that appeared on his page in his medical yearbook more than 30 years ago. But Northam was once endorsed by all of his party's key political players, including Sens. Mark Warner, Tim Kaine and Clinton hack Terry McAuliffe. He was even endorsed by President Obama, who claimed Northam would put an end to "divisive politics." While Republicans are proud to represent themselves as the party of Abe Lincoln -- the Emancipation Proclamation, the 1960s civil right movement -- Democrats don't want you to know anything about their past conduct. For example, 112 Democratic lawmakers voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which outlawed racism against minorities. Al Gore's father, a prominent Democratic senator, voted against the Civil Rights Act. One year later, 70 Democrats voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which prevented racism at the ballot box. The Democratic Party also largely opposed racial integration in schools. In 1959, 99 Democratic lawmakers signed off on the "Southern Manifesto," which was drafted to counter the historic Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court decision. As governor, Democrat George Wallace, stood in the doorway of a Birmingham school to physically block racial integration. Former President Bill Clinton called J. William Fulbright his mentor. Fulbright vigorously opposed all integration efforts. So, Clinton’s beloved mentor was a segregationist. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has said that Sen. Robert "KKK" Byrd was her mentor. Byrd was a lifelong Democrat. Before serving in Congress, Byrd was actually in the Klan. In the Senate, Byrd actually filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act for 14 hours. He later apologized for his racist past and KKK ties. But in 2001, Hillary Clinton's mentor sparked controversy when he used the N-word during an interview with Tony Snow. Meanwhile, another prominent Democrat, former Vice President Joe Biden has also faced charges of racism. According to the Washington Examiner, in 1975, he opposed a policy called desegregation busing, which helped integrate public schools. This shouldn't surprise anyone. Crazy Uncle Joe has a long history of making dumb remarks. Remember when he referred to Obama as the "first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean" Or when he said, "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent"? Today, deflection is the name of the game in the Democratic Party. Every two and four years, the party actively avoids its racist past and claims that all Republicans are racist. I guess it shouldn't surprise anyone that the party of Robert Byrd, George Wallace and Al Gore Sr. is now using race as a political ploy.
  7. I want one of these for Christmas...
  8. Migrant group demands Trump either let them in or pay them each $50G to turn around: report Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said. Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The first group of caravan members, which included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen as a group. “It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the paper. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.” He said the money would allow the migrants to return home and start a small business. A letter from the group criticized U.S. intervention in Central America and asked the U.S. to remove Honduran President Orlando Hernandez from office. They gave the consulate 72 hours to respond. A letter from the second group of about 50 migrants arrived at the consulate around 1:20 p.m. asking the U.S. to speed up the asylum process and to admit up to 300 asylum seekers each day at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego. Currently, around 40 to 100 are admitted.
  9. Feel free to contribute's mine: Nebraska principal reportedly bans candy canes, says 'J shape' stands for Jesus An elementary school principal in Nebraska was reportedly placed on leave after telling teachers to avoid decorating their classrooms with Christmas-themed ornamentations so as not to offend those who don't celebrate the holiday. The principal at Manchester Elementary School, identified by Fox affiliate KPTM as Jennifer Sinclair, sent out a memo earlier this week with guidelines as to what is considered appropriate for classroom decorations and assignments. Teachers were reportedly told that generic winter-themed items, such as sledding and scarves, and the "Frozen" character Olaf, were acceptable. Decorations that included Santa, Christmas trees, reindeer, green and red colored items and even candy canes were not acceptable for the elementary school. The candy canes, according to KETV, were prohibited because Sinclair deemed them to have religious significance. "Historically, the shape is a 'J' for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection," she reportedly wrote. "This would also include different colored candy canes." "I feel uncomfortable that I have to get this specific, but for everyone's comfort, I will," Sinclair reportedly wrote in the memo. The Elkhorn School District, which did not immediately return Fox News' requests for comment, told KPTM in a statement that "the memo does not reflect the policy of Elkhorn Public Schools regarding holiday symbols in the school." The district's policy states that "Christmas trees, Santa Claus and Easter eggs and bunnies are considered to be secular, seasonal symbols and may be displayed as teaching aids provided they do not disrupt the instructional program for students." Sinclair was reportedly placed on administrative leave as of Thursday morning.
  10. They're looking to play on the sympathies in California vs those in Texas...which wouldn't be in line with their thinking, to put it mildly. If they headed into Brownsville, Trump wouldn't have to call out the military, there'd be plenty of Volunteers.
  11. I guess it's a damned if you do...damned if you don't sort of thing. You would think that if voting was mandatory that EVENTUALLY, the general public would TRY to be more informed. Perhaps that is wishful thinking?