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Wed May 20, 2015 at 07:09 PM PDT

So, onboarding at my company has begun

by Wzrd1

So, it's the time of great peril in selecting benefits.
Most important, health insurance. I'm leaning toward the platinum plans, lower money being paid out for treatment, but with a higher payment for the insurance.

So, any advice, based upon the artifacts below the file cabinet handle?

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 07:25 PM PDT

Ever hear of a nickle ride?

by Wzrd1

A somewhat common practice conducted by Philadelphia police was the 'nickle ride', placing a prisoner in the back of a 'paddy' wagon, then accelerating hard, decelerating hard, taking corners sharply, etc. The goal was to tumble the suspect about the vehicle. I've embedded an image of a wagon similar to what is in use in Philadelphia and likely in Baltimore.
After several high profile and expensive cases of broken necks, the city managed to halt the practice.
Mister James McKenna suffered from three broken vertebra in his neck from such a practice and the case cost Philadelphia nearly half a million dollars.
Does this sound somewhat familiar? It sounds suspiciously like what happened to Mister Freddie Gray.
Disturbingly familiar. Follow me below the break for more.
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Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 05:51 PM PDT

Iran's mythical bomb

by Wzrd1

Iran is not on the path to building a nuclear warhead.
If they were, they should have between 500 and 1000 of the things by now.
The greatest purity that has been achieved is 20%, you need 90% to make a crude, inefficient weapon and 98% for a decent implosion type.

So, what can you make with 20% purity? Your own reactor fuel comes to mind, even perhaps, an experimental pebble bed reactor (unlikely though).

Let's look at capabilities, which are present and the length of the program It took the Manhattan Project four years to develop a nuclear warhead, Iran's had over a decade (actually, nearing two decades, but who's counting, Washington obviously isn't).
Hell, by now, Iran has had enough time to figure out dial-a-yield, but still has no warheads.


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Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 07:40 PM PST

Roswell NM school shooting 911 tapes

by Wzrd1

Any who know me personally know, I'm far from being a stranger to emergencies.
I listened to the 911 tapes that were released and was astounded and heartened by what I heard in such a tragic situation.

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Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 04:02 PM PST

When is enough too much?

by Wzrd1

This morning, I checked my e-mail as I usually do.
Aggravation ensued. Between yesterday and this morning, I had over 300 e-mails from various democratic campaigns and assorted efforts asking for funding.
This afternoon, it reached 350.
This evening, it was at 375.

By late afternoon, I began to unsubscribe to the e-mails.
Enough became too much. I couldn't hardly find regular messages for all of the political beggary. Even my rather high volume mailing lists were being drowned out by political funding requests!

For heaven's sake, the year is ending, not the world!


Has your inbox been overflowing with funding requests?

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