JBS

JBS

  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Greg Tingey @ 873: The Munich agreement, disgraceful as it was, was to buy time. No. The Munich agreement was because Chamberlain was stupid enough to accept Hitler's protestation that after taking the Sudetenland, Germany would have no further territorial...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    David L @ 874: IIRC, when Chamberlain came back, he tod his cabinet: "Gentlemen, prepare for war" Now a reference on that would be interesting. It goes against everything I've heard/read about him at the time. Britain had quietly begun...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Another Trump wall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1D2ynASqe4...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    The word "queue" is more commonly used in the U.K. If you're looking for photos from the depression in the U.S. try "breadline". The photo of people standing in line in front of the billboard that says "WORLDS HIGHEST STANDARD...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Ioan @ 758: To change the conversation a bit to an area mostly ignored on this blog, here are two developments in India https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-11/india-s-citizenship-law-favoring-non-muslims-changes-its-identity?srnd=opinion "The new law amends the religion-blind Citizenship Act written in the early years of Indian independence...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Nojay @ 753: Steel does rust but it's easy to check steel tubes for corrosion, damage, cuts, dents etc. and it gets downchecked and scrapped at that point. It's also fairly simple to inspect steel scaffolding components, remove the surface...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Troutwaxer @ 692: My very clear recollection is that the Dust Bowl was caused by a drought, which may have included some severe wind-storms. My vague recollection is that this was exacerbated by the farmer's plowing their fields incorrectly. I...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    It's probably not anything that's going to save the earth, but heart warming news just the same. That little girl in Wisconsin whose parents were murdered when she was kidnapped has been found alive and her abductor taken into custody....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Some additional 22nd & 25th Amendment curiosities ... Clause #2 of the 25th Amendment has been invoked twice - both times during the period of Richard Nixon's "second term" (Jan 20, 1973 - August 9, 1974 [midpoint would have been...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Greg Tingey @ 601: t's beginning to lok as if DT is actually deranged & losing his marbles ( Rather than just ranting, posturing & shouting his mouth off ... )See the past 2-3 days headlines as he denies &...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    WaveyDavey @ 588: Don't know if you've seen this, Charlie, but it's magnificent: Lovecraftian Jolene https://soundcloud.com/elliandjelly/jolene-horror-version-elliandjelly Ooooo, I like that one, but SoundCloud is a bit of a problem. It skips to another song at the end of this one...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    David L @ 1301: for $20/day? Well not really. U-Haul wants $0.50 / mile in most of the US. So it's really a lot higher unless you're near a location and not moving very far. But their vans are great...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Trottelreiner @ 1298: d) the 20kg photometer... Ok, that aroused my curiosity. What is it about the photometer that required it to be so massive?...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Rocketpjs @ 548: Probably enough distance and deniability for McConnell to dodge that, though possible not his wife. Of course, there may be more information than we know. Y'all probably should take another look at the dateline on the story...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Charlie Stross @ 533:Trump needs to get a move on: it looks like Mitch McConnell may be toast; his wife's family's business appears to be up to its armpits in wholesale cocaine smuggling—yes, this is the same wife, Elaine Chao,...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Greg Tingey @ 514: JBS @ 488 ... in other words "foolproof" technology. Err, sorry to tell you but NO technology is foolproof, at all, anywhere. And, you really, really ought to know this – look at the way idiots...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Troutwaxer @ 441: On the subject of nukes, does anyone have a candidate for "the right kind of nuke plant," that is, one that doesn't melt down, does not generate high levels of waste, etc? Pebble bed? Thorium? Something else?...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Greg Tingey @ 419: GH @ 404 Oh, and decommissioning nuclear plants at their end-of-life also isn't trivial. Actually, it is ...You simply bury the whole thing in an earth berm ( with a memberane or containment dome(let) on the...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Tim H. @ 389: American nursing homes fifty years ago were sometimes unspeakably horrible, what we have now is a step up. Further improvement here is unlikely, given the "Taxes & wages are theft" crowd. Nursing homes have improved slightly....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Trottelreiner @ 1207: a) May I just say I'm leery of everything touched by Leary? Yes, old pun, SCNR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUzvhGwR85Q...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    David L @ 1190: I own a house in the N. Hills / Midtown area. Every time you mention NIMBY zoning issues for apartment buildings, I think of Glenwood South. I keep forgetting they're building those apartment buildings in North...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Rick Moen @ 1199: E.g., US Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who rose to office with Democratic Party affiliation in 1988, continuing with that label until his 2006 re-election, when he lost the Democratic Party primary election to challenger Ned...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    whitroth @ 298: Your cmt to me, at the top, I don't get a response to my simple filk-processing of Winter Wonderland. Your link, further down, though, the Witches are right - it's not a witch-hunt against the Malignant Carcinoma...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Trottelreiner @ 291: Err, please note that the Tiguan is based on a compact car. There are also some mid-size SUVs on the European Market. Personally, I guess I'll go for a Kleintransporter in the near future, e.g. a van...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    BakuDreamer @ 284: That raccoon climbed a 25-storey office tower in St. Paul, Minnesota That reminds me of a hopeful song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vETjyU7UuaQ...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Robert Prior @ 265: By the time you're near the end of the trip, gotta-get-there-itis becomes so overwhelming the temptation to speed becomes almost irresistible. I've never had that problem, even when I was in my 20s. I spent a...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    David L @ 255: Obviously I am a fish, because my next car will almost certainly be an SUV. ... (What converted me was a recent road trip in Canada—about 1200km along the trans-Canada highway, with a side-quest off into...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Grievous Angel @ 227: I distinctly remember that at least one novel that included a comment about the lack of wisdom in burning petrochemicals that would be better used for plastics was in Roger Zelzany’s Damnation Alley. Wasn't that one....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    _Moz_ @ 224: Best way I know to increase reaction time the way you mean is to look further ahead! I find slowing down is more reliable. But it's been a while since I drove a motor vehicle so things...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    _Moz_ @ 212: I like the idea of Dubai cops using rideable quadcopters, for anything really. I just have this vision of a "copterbike cop" pulling up next to someone and saying.... "oh, shit, sorry, I momentarily forgot I was...
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from JBS

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda