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?
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.
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.
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.
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!