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  •  Now that is some manual labor I remember well (12+ / 0-)

    having grown up in Missouri.  Haven't had to shovel snow very much in Seattle.  

    If we really want to straighten out all this crap we really need to think about shit - Holy Shit.

    by John Crapper on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 12:01:21 PM PST

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    •  True (8+ / 0-)

      But you do have some glorious snow-capped mountains to look at, once in a while! ;-)

    •  This hits close to home for me (1+ / 0-)
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      John Crapper
      Roaring controversy over Navy jets on central Whidbey Island

      By Nancy Bartley

      Sometimes Navy planes flew past. Then there were more. And more. One day as a Navy Growler flew overhead, the vibrations were so intense the glass covering a watercolor in her hall shattered.

      Not far from her home, another house sustained nearly $14,000 in window damage from jet vibrations, according to the homeowner.

      The Navy has behaved like a habitual liar in its treatment of local residents.
      The residents are dubious.

      In 2005, the Navy did an Environmental Impact Assessment, an overview of potential environmental impact but less detailed than a full environmental-impact statement, and told residents that the Growlers would have little impact and would be fewer and quieter than the Prowler jets they were replacing. Instead, the Navy’s flight statistics show the number of flights has steadily increased.

      In 2005, there were 7,682 flights out of OLF, according to Navy statistics, compared with 9,669 in 2012. In the first five months of 2013, there were 5,688 flights.

      Residents say training flights over the houses continue from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. at least five days a week. The Navy says that night trainings critical to pilot training, especially for night landings on aircraft carriers.

      "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

      by Lefty Coaster on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 02:18:34 AM PST

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