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  • The Legendary A-10 (Warthog) Looks Like It's Here To Stay After Being Upgraded By The Air Force

    01/11/2017 2:23:38 PM PST · 58 of 61
    Captain Rhino to OriginalChristian

    Probably not. The A-10 was built in the 1970s by a very famous aircraft manufacturer, Fairchild-Republic, that not longer exists. The production jigs were probably scrapped decades ago.

    You could probably reverse engineer one using existing aircraft and parts as templates. A lot of time and money. But you would inevitably run into the “better is the enemy of good enough” syndrome as various improvements to the design were put forward. And why would you resist incorporating them?

    It is sort of like the Australian billionaire that is building a replica of the Titanic in China. In all the public places, it will look like the Titanic. In all the engineering spaces, bridge, propulsion plant, navigation equipment, etc. it will be a 21st century ship.

    Returning to the new build A-10, it might externally resemble the original aircraft and would certainly incorporate the titanium bathtub for the pilot and the massive 30mm cannon but it would also incorporate all the lessons the Air Force has learned in operating it and a lot of new technology insertions.
    Probably incorporate new engines and avionics at a minimum. If things get way out of hand, you get a stealth version that looks sort of like a really strange looking straight winged, twin engine F-35.

    Essentially, it would be a new aircraft and would have to go through full developmental and operational testing. A lot of time and money.

    Then the question would be how many to produce, how much will it cost, and what does the Air Force give up to produce them?

  • Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' Brought Down By California Storm

    01/10/2017 4:21:04 AM PST · 26 of 27
    Captain Rhino to Delta 21

    Based on large trees that have fallen down on my property, very definitely.

    That question you refer to is subjective and revolves around witnessing an event. The event proceeds - in all its dimensions - whether or not there is a anyone to witness it. Probably a good case for claiming objective events are, in fact, real. Which, in turn, brings up the famous Lincoln quote on the related subject of false claims being true simply because a lot of people say they are.

  • Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' Brought Down By California Storm

    01/09/2017 3:08:03 PM PST · 19 of 27
    Captain Rhino to Mollypitcher1

    Sequoias and coastal redwoods are actually two different species within the same giant redwood tree family. Only the coastal redwoods are the valuable source of lumber.

    Wikipedia has good articles on each.

  • Iconic Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' Brought Down By California Storm

    01/09/2017 12:38:34 PM PST · 8 of 27
    Captain Rhino to nickcarraway

    Not surprised that the tree is reported to have shattered when it fell.

    Signs in the Sequoia National Park report that the mighty trees were saved from the logger’s axes in the 19th century because wood from the tree is too brittle for use as either construction lumber or in making furniture.

  • Yahoo Finance in typo tweet: 'Trump wants a much n----r navy'

    01/07/2017 10:43:01 PM PST · 6 of 72
    Captain Rhino to WMarshal

    Great idea. Too bad we don’t have any more battleships in commission as it would be a perfect name for such a slugging gunfighter. USS Thug. Unofficial Motto: Mugged by THE Thug.

  • WashPost’s Dana Milbank Compares Obama to George Washington, Disney Demigod

    01/05/2017 6:15:02 PM PST · 22 of 26
    Captain Rhino to ColdOne

    Once a Kool-aid drinker, always a Kool-aid drinker.

  • Report: Clinton Mulling NYC Mayoral Run

    01/05/2017 7:00:57 AM PST · 56 of 86
    Captain Rhino to allendale

    It is a historic trend for corrupt politicians to try to hold a powerful public office of some sort at all times in order to protect themselves from their enemies.

    The Clintons are probably feeling especially vulnerable at the moment. (As well as being quite a bit down on their “donations.”)

    If not NYC Mayor, when is the next election for New York state governor?

    Or maybe US Senator again? No term limit. No, too complicated; someone would have to have a fatal accident first. And soon.

  • American Islamic Scholar: Horrific Antisemitism Rampant Among Muslims Antithetical to Their Religion

    01/05/2017 5:55:40 AM PST · 16 of 25
    Captain Rhino to SJackson

    What does it say about your character and leadership if, after receiving some expected criticism, you cravenly apologize for telling the truth!

  • Swedish judge refuses to deport teens who gang-raped child

    01/02/2017 9:38:00 PM PST · 27 of 39
    Captain Rhino to Blood of Tyrants

    Later in the article it is mentioned that one of the attackers knew the victim, so this may have been refugee-on-refugee crime. Given that possibility, the vIctim should be glad to have received this thin slice of justice at all. What with the Swedish (and European actually) tendency to excuse such behavior as being “part of their culture.”

  • What time of day (in DC) will Trump actually take the Oath of Office?

    01/01/2017 4:45:53 AM PST · 47 of 48
    Captain Rhino to EDINVA

    I generally agree with everything you wrote. I personally hope you are right and any planned protests occur peacefully and well away from the actual ceremony. It is the “guerrilla” protesters who do not intend to obey the rules that worry me.

    You would think that a Congress member would shy away from doing anything to aid such a disruption. However, the level of bitterness being expressed this long after the election by hardcore Left Democrats (admittedly a small number) is unprecedented and collusion between one of them and a willing protest group remains possible. All that is required to accomplish the disruption is for admitted, well dressed attendees to periodically stand up and begin shouting at the top of his or her lungs during the speech. Suddenly, the news of the day will be protests and disruption.

    Of course, one must also not exclude the other possible disruptive event at such large gatherings: the terror attack. While screenings and security will be tight within the controlled admission area, very little precludes an attack on the queueing crowds gathering outside them. Prime locations for multiple “Lone Wolf” attacks. As the club shooting attack last night demonstrated, these murderers will readily adopt disguise to gain entrance to target venues.

  • What time of day (in DC) will Trump actually take the Oath of Office?

    12/31/2016 6:56:41 PM PST · 43 of 48
    Captain Rhino to EDINVA

    As with Congressional committee hearings and State of the Union addresses, any disruptors at the Inauguration would probably be provided all the passes and credentials they need by their Democrat-member-of-Congress enablers.

  • Navy Secretary: If Trump Rolls Back Female Integration, There Will Be Consequences

    12/31/2016 11:09:07 AM PST · 47 of 100
    Captain Rhino to Organic Panic

    Yeah.

    According to his Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Mabus), Mabus served as a Surface Warfare Officer on the USS Little Rock (CLG-4) from 1970-1972. Technically, a Vietnam War veteran. Since he only served two years, he probably got an early out to attend law school.

    Personally, I rate him a first class TURD for the damage he has done to the Naval Services and for the particular contempt his actions have shown to the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Marine Corps generally. My hope is he will receive contempt in return and in full measure.

  • What time of day (in DC) will Trump actually take the Oath of Office?

    12/31/2016 8:25:37 AM PST · 6 of 48
    Captain Rhino to TheRobb7

    Ceremony is set to start at 12:00 Noon. Preliminary events include playing the National Anthem,prayer of invocation, VP taking oath of office. I would figure on that taking 15 minutes ( not counting any disruptions by sore loser Democrats).

  • Couple Forced to Destroy 40-Year-Old Pond On Their Own Property Because Govt Owns The Rainwater

    12/28/2016 1:19:31 PM PST · 35 of 103
    Captain Rhino to Lorianne

    Fine.

    Block off/divert ingress and egress drainage routes, drain the pond, refill it with purchased water ($$$), and install a filtration system with appropriate overflow controls ($$).

    Presto!

    Two acre stocked swimming pool. (May need a special use permit due to its size.)

    The county water master will then have no more right to regulate rainwater falling onto that pond than any other open air swimming pool in the county.

    As for the cost, what are they currently paying in lawyer fees?

  • Hillary Just Made Insane Announcement About Her 2020 Plans, Are You Surprised?

    12/24/2016 3:00:53 PM PST · 186 of 198
    Captain Rhino to Sasparilla

    While they are both still liberal, both gone through periods of unemployment due to the recession and found out all the socialist welfare programs of Big “O” and his Democrat Party enablers also come with big price tags if you don’t come from the favored groups. The bloom is definitely off the rose for them.

    They are never going to like DJT but they are curious to see if he can deliver on his promises. That’s enough for now.

  • Hillary Just Made Insane Announcement About Her 2020 Plans, Are You Surprised?

    12/24/2016 7:28:37 AM PST · 50 of 198
    Captain Rhino to Sasparilla

    That’s my hope too. Or maybe her medical problems will become severe enough to preclude another run for office.

    That said. my two millenial daughters who live in liberal NYC backed her for 2016 but now say they want some other, YOUNGER Democrat to be the party candidate in 2016.

    As for me, let her run. Her continued presence will throw a wet blanket over the Democratic primary process and cripple (both financially and politically) whichever candidate that does ultimately emerge.

  • Democrats Planning Alternate 'We The People' Mega-Concert For Inauguration Day

    12/23/2016 4:41:08 PM PST · 48 of 69
    Captain Rhino to drewh

    It is one thing for the radical left to plan protests on Inauguration Day, it is another for the main Democratic establishment to behave in such a disrespectful manner collectively. This concert, if it indeed occurs, will scuttle any chance of bipartisan cooperation and further sour an already sour political atmosphere.

    One last thing, Americans generally dislike sore losers. This pouty, pissy, ill-tempered behavior by Democrats during the period period between the Election and the Inauguration will stain their brand indelibly and will be exploited to their disadvantage at every opportunity.

  • The Contender: Winchester’s .224 Light Rifle

    12/23/2016 6:14:37 AM PST · 11 of 21
    Captain Rhino to FirstFlaBn

    Excellent point. Here you have nearly 1000 soldiers that are supposed to be the very point of the pointy end of the spear, yet only 500-600 (depending on T/O) actually have the rifle caliber long range weapon. Of course, a lot of those pistols/carbines were issued to crew served weapons soldiers who were down at the company level (and lower) supporting the infantrymen (I can still say that, can’t I?) directly.

    By the way, are the historic T/Os you analyzed available in a public on-line database?

  • Watching the Fakestream Break Down

    12/19/2016 6:06:14 AM PST · 26 of 34
    Captain Rhino to jiggyboy

    Yes. And in the Clinton’s case, they also used laser beam triangulation as well.

    (BTW, that was one of Bogart’s best movies.)

  • Watching the Fakestream Break Down

    12/19/2016 6:02:25 AM PST · 25 of 34
    Captain Rhino to occamrzr06

    That is the only thing that scares me about this “post-Cold War” era; the Russians are such good chess players.

  • (VANITY) Can we pivot and use "Foreign Nationals" Instead of "Illegal Aliens"?

    12/16/2016 2:03:50 AM PST · 49 of 80
    Captain Rhino to TigerClaws

    Since the “illegal” word is so offensive to the little snowflakes, I have switched over to the phrase “unauthorized entry immigrant.” That satisfies the objector’s requirement that critics use a phrase that describes who they are or what they actually did.

    Now, all rational people know, that when you enter a place without authority, you have entered it illegally. So it amounts to the same thing except that the lawbreakers and their hyperventilating enablers don’t get their poor little feelings hurt.

  • Energy Department Refuses President-Elect Trump Request for Information

    12/14/2016 10:07:02 AM PST · 30 of 55
    Captain Rhino to Red Badger

    Not a mass firing, no.

    Take office, install the political staff, then request the same information again and begin to fire those who refuse to supply it for insubordination. Work your way down from the top offering immediate promotions into newly vacant slots to those who cooperate. The prideful f*** y** attitude won’t last long when the pouting ecowarriors begin to consider how such a dismissal will wreck their resumes and imperil their retirements.

    En mass resignations, if threatened, should be dealt with the way President Reagan dealt with the air traffic controller strike: immediate dismissal and an opportunity to rebuild into a leaner, more efficient, and less political organization.

  • America is held hostage by flyover states

    12/14/2016 6:42:19 AM PST · 119 of 140
    Captain Rhino to Libloather

    With that level of vitrol fuming inside him, Duane won’t be with us much longer. Either a heart attack or misspoken words within earshot of the wrong company will do him in.

  • Dems grapple with lessons from Clinton disaster (Freeper input needed)

    12/13/2016 8:18:54 AM PST · 57 of 68
    Captain Rhino to Zakeet

    The first thing is for REPUBLICANS to realize that they didn’t win by that much. Yeah, I know “Electoral College landslide” blah, blah, blah. Hiliary DID out poll DJT in total popular votes. She just got too many votes in places she was already going to win and not enough votes in states she needed to win (”the Blue Wall” states).

    That could all change in 2020 if GOPe continues to backbite and pursue policies that do not support President Trump once he takes office. The way Republicans cement their win going forward is to DELIVER on the promises that were made for change that benefits the United States and the American worker. Nothing succeeds like success.

    Unfortunately, turning away from politics as usual will be as traumatic for the GOPe as it will be for Democrats. This is going to be unpleasant for awhile.

  • Japan launching 'space junk' collector

    12/09/2016 8:40:59 AM PST · 27 of 35
    Captain Rhino to Fresh Wind

    I have not researched this in depth (and am willing to be corrected if wrong), but dead (uncontrolled) satellites and other debris are effectively abandoned and space belongs to no person or nation. So, it seems to parallel salvage of an abandoned vessel on the high seas. If the abandoned satellite/debris can be identified, the owner can be contacted to see if they want to recover custody (and pay the necessary costs for doing so). If they renounce title, then the salvor is free to do what they want with it. Since these objects are derelict, there is probably no effective way to recover them (by either the owner or salvor) and the proper course of action is to remove the hazard.

    This is actually a tremendous business opportunity . Once the technology is worked out, new satellites will probably be required to incorporate a deorbit technology or account for removal as part of program costs. Eventually, some sort of probably UN-coordinated effort will be developed to clear Earth’s orbit of such materials. Spacefaring countries and companies will pay into a common fund and the work will be bid out to companies who have the technology to perform the work.

    I don’t know its name, but there was a Japanese anime series based on this concept (contracted removal of space debis from Earth orbit) some years ago. Guess this is the start of the real world follow-up.

  • Waiting for the SS

    12/08/2016 10:28:09 AM PST · 16 of 29
    Captain Rhino to pabianice

    Although poorly resourced when compared to the Nazis, ISIS in Syria and Iraq is giving them a pretty good run for the money in terms of sheer barbarity of behavior.

  • Senate Dems, powerless to stop Trump nominees, regret 'nuclear option' power play (LOL!)

    12/06/2016 5:18:03 AM PST · 16 of 58
    Captain Rhino to Pearls Before Swine

    He will regret it even more after the 2018 bielection when they will probably lose a net of 10-20 of their remaining Democrat-held Senate seats. At that point, the filibuster tactic wouldn’t work anyway.

  • ACLU want Obama to commute sentence for Chelsea Manning

    12/05/2016 4:43:13 PM PST · 21 of 26
    Captain Rhino to Olog-hai

    No recommendation for a reduced sentence, just let him...no, her...no, it go.

    In proposing commutation, the ACLU (and supporting civil rights groups) are basically saying deliberately stealing and leaking over 700,000 classified documents is so minor an offense (if you are a transgender) that the punishment should be limited to time served. (Of course, they also believe it should have been praised for its patriotism in leaking the documents in the first place and not tried and convicted.)

    The willful immorality of the Left is endless.

  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/04/2016 2:32:47 PM PST · 21 of 21
    Captain Rhino to moneyrunner

    I knew it was sarcasm except ...there really are liberals who, for want of a better word, actually “think” this way.

  • Russia has just given up on trying to launch strikes from its rickety aircraft carrier

    12/04/2016 3:28:27 AM PST · 27 of 55
    Captain Rhino to wheresmyusa

    Author probably meant arresting gear vs landing gear.

    Since the Kuznetzov is a CTOL aircraft carrier (without catapults), failure of the arresting gear would be a huge ... or, as some here at FR like to say, a YUGE problem. Carrier operators plan for routine replacement of cables and they are usually triple redundant so that the loss of one does not prevent bringing aircraft aboard.

    ASSUMING this problem led to the decision to send the CAG ashore, it probably involves some critical, single point of failure component in the system that cannot be easily repaired or replaced using on-board resources. ???????? Sort of surprising since arresting gear technology is well developed and even the Russians have decades of experience operating it aboard carriers.

    Considered under these circumstances, sending the CAG ashore makes sense. It stays involved in ongoing air operations until the problem aboard the carrier is sorted out. CAG aircraft are all derivatives of standard land based designs and there is a logistics air bridge back to Mother Russia, so the aircraft can be maintained while ashore.

    However, the decision to send the CAG ashore is still a big deal. Shore basing the CAG while the ship is deployed means the ship has been stripped of its principal offensive weapon system.

  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/03/2016 4:12:29 AM PST · 3 of 21
    Captain Rhino to moneyrunner

    Normally, the lack of the mandatory sarcasm tag ( </ sarcasm>) would have to be noted.

    Except this is the liberal view.

    So, it really isn’t sarcasm after all.

  • Castro’s Millions: Fidel’s Family Expected to Secure Estimated $900 Million Estate

    12/01/2016 11:21:01 AM PST · 27 of 42
    Captain Rhino to Enlightened1

    “From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.”

    It appears Fidel was very, very, very needy.

  • India eyes Israeli tank, APC systems

    12/01/2016 6:11:34 AM PST · 4 of 11
    Captain Rhino to Blennos

    Earlier model Merkavas. The Merkava IV turret is even more streamlined.

  • U.S. Effort to Help India Build Up Navy Hits Snag

    12/01/2016 6:01:07 AM PST · 13 of 24
    Captain Rhino to allendale

    Cue high energy laser weapon systems mounted on multiple ships of the CVBG.

    Yes, fry the real seagulls right along with the drones.

    Question: Does fried seagull taste like chicken or is it fishy?

  • Get Ready: Hillary rumored to be considering another go at the White House in 2020

    12/01/2016 5:16:53 AM PST · 94 of 133
    Captain Rhino to 2ndDivisionVet

    Keeping alive the prospect of another run serves the Clinton’s interests in three ways:

    1. Allows them to continue to raise campaign funds and funds for the Clinton Foundation’s “charitable” work.

    2. Keeps the Clinton team of Democratic political operatives together so it can continue to serve them.

    3. Keeps Democratic Party officials in line to defend them against their political enemies.

    All the more reason for Trump to have DoJ go after them to ensure they are serving prison terms in 2020.

  • Chip and Joanna Gaines Under Fire For 'Wrong' Views on LGBT Issues

    11/30/2016 2:18:32 PM PST · 41 of 85
    Captain Rhino to milton23

    The Right is satisfied if you obey the law consistently; the Left won’t be satisfied with anything less than controlling your thinking.

    “It is not enough to obey Big Brother; you must love him as well.”

  • FBI still hasn’t turned over Huma Abedin emails

    11/30/2016 6:29:35 AM PST · 9 of 47
    Captain Rhino to Starboard

    Plus building the case for “play to pay” against the Clinton Foundation for the next Attorney General.

    No rush. After inauguration is fine. After a thorough fumigation of DoJ by the next AG is fine as well.

    Let the Clintons stew for awhile.

  • For the First Time in History, the F-35B Takes-Off at Sea With Full Weapons Load

    11/30/2016 6:07:44 AM PST · 12 of 30
    Captain Rhino to SJSAMPLE

    Agree. Vertical takeoff with a full ordnance load would result in a very significant reduction in the amount of fuel that can be carried. Hence the short forward roll to lift off. The rear exhaust nozzle is partially deflected downward at lift off. You can see the doors below it are open in the photo but the nozzle itself is not visible.

  • For the First Time in History, the F-35B Takes-Off at Sea With Full Weapons Load

    11/30/2016 5:42:01 AM PST · 9 of 30
    Captain Rhino to Don Corleone

    No catapults; no ski ramp either. Photo shows forward vertical lift fan doors open at lift off. Same technique used by Harriers.

    Basically, an amphibious ship(minus well deck) imitating an escort carrier. Wonder how long it would take to run through its aviation ordnance stores during full scale close air support operations? (Problem during “Harrier Carrier” ops in OIF.)

  • Details about election recount request in Pennsylvania

    11/29/2016 5:10:43 PM PST · 15 of 19
    Captain Rhino to randita

    From the article:

    “...[Professor] Halderman said it’s irrelevant whether machines are connected to the internet: A foreign government could break into an election office in a closely contested state and install malware on a computer that supplies the ballot design to voting machines. Such malware could shift a few percentage points of the vote to a candidate and erase itself after polls close, Halderman said.”

    Well, if the malware erased itself after the polls closed, what difference would recounting the electronic ballots make in this case? Shouldn’t Stein, et al, be demanding that the computer supplying the ballot design undergo forensic examination for evidence of tampering or that the voting machines in 9000 precincts undergo a similar examination?

    By the way, with no Internet connection, how were the voting machines loaded with the ballot in the first place? Thumb drive?

    One last question. Has there been any evidence of a break-in?

    Speculation upon speculation upon speculation.

  • DOJ Strong-Arms Local Law Enforcement

    11/29/2016 9:46:38 AM PST · 17 of 22
    Captain Rhino to Kaslin

    Since this is Federal law, the executive order being referred to is a Presidential Executive Order.

  • TURKEY’S STM OFFERS FAC-55 MISSILE BOAT TO PAKISTAN

    11/28/2016 2:27:24 AM PST · 2 of 2
    Captain Rhino to sukhoi-30mki

    Cited article has 3D rendering of the ship. Very 21st Century stealthy design.

  • Donald Trump Has Broken the Constitution

    11/28/2016 2:23:07 AM PST · 58 of 76
    Captain Rhino to Enchante

    Agree.

    The only thing more irritating than a butt hurt liberal, is a sanctimonious, literate, self-entitled butt hurt liberal.

  • Who else heard CNN say WI recount was JUST several counties

    11/25/2016 5:08:36 PM PST · 79 of 88
    Captain Rhino to nhwingut

    Personally, I’d like them to deny the request on the basis that even if Stein’s votes were undercounted by say...300%, it would not change the results of the election.

    Just to be snarky, I also would like the recount to be only of her votes, not all votes.

    “Good news, Ms. Stein! Instead of 20,000 votes, the recount has you at 23,456 votes.”

    “And the others?”

    “Oh, we didn’t count the others. $1.1 million only goes so far.”

  • Teacher Breaks Up Student Fight With Impressive UFC Style Chokehold (video)

    11/23/2016 1:34:08 PM PST · 19 of 23
    Captain Rhino to Vic S

    Agree. Not a very powerful application of the hold. Done properly, the head is forced forward onto the forearm by the shoulder and the clasping hands draw the forearm further in to compress the windpipe. Gets the opponent’s attention RIGHT NOW.

    There is a counter but you have just a few seconds to begin applying it. I do agree it is dangerous as a collapsed windpipe is harder to reverse than a temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain. I believe I have also read that the throat physiology of African Americans makes them more vulnerable to this type of hold.

    When I learned the hold in Marine Corps bootcamp these many decades ago, it was called the “naked stranglehold.” (Boot camp was full of colorful descriptive language - most of it describing various sex acts and references to one’s parentage.) I believe the proper name is arm bar chokehold.

  • Journalism faces an 'existential crisis' in Trump era

    11/23/2016 7:03:19 AM PST · 28 of 43
    Captain Rhino to RummyChick

    Hmmm...no mention of all the media coordination going on between MSM and the Clinton campaign as revealed in the leaked Podesta emails.

    !Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

    I’d prefer the European practice of open affiliation between the news organization and a particular political party. At least it would be out in the open compared to the sanctimonious hypocrisy of the “independent” journalism of the United States MSM.

    Further self-reflection still required, Christina

  • California has how many ballots left to count?

    11/22/2016 12:58:57 PM PST · 27 of 31
    Captain Rhino to SeekAndFind

    Doesn’t matter.

    Clinton already won the state by several million votes. (Who saw that coming?? Oh yeah, everyone.)

    Adding more popular votes doesnot increase the 55 electoral college votes for California.

    She still lost the election.

    She is still not going to be President.

    The Republic is saved.

    Thank God.

  • Donald Trump's infrastructure plan wouldn't actually fix America's infrastructure problems

    11/22/2016 5:41:59 AM PST · 23 of 26
    Captain Rhino to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    The author “forgets” to mention that PPP execution of big, very costly highway projects using non-government funding frees government transportation funds to be spent on all those unsexy projects like fixing the sewers, surface roads, bridge repair/replacement.

    By the way, utility companies own and maintain their systems to include the repairs to deter/repair aging/out of date distribution system elements. Last January, a single house in my neighborhood had a gas leak and small explosion that was traced back to deteriorating gas distribution system piping. The utility company has had specialist contractors spend the last 9 months replacing all the piping throughout the subdivision. No public funding and no government oversight outside normal permit inspections. A little inconvenient at times when they were doing work on your street but overall very efficiently managed. Only downside is the streets are a quilt work of patches where the contractor trenched to lay the replacement piping and junctions.

  • Crew begins dismantling Confederate monument in Louisville

    11/20/2016 11:27:40 AM PST · 51 of 92
    Captain Rhino to Emergencyawesome

    For those who don’t recognize the event or location of the photograph, it was taken in Afghanistan in 2001 prior to the 9/11 attacks. The event was the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban. Here is a link to their history and an account of their destruction:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamiyan

    By his turban color and beard, the man in the picture is Taliban, probably the commander of the forces who carried out the destruction of this world cultural heritage site.

    Whoever he was, I hope he has long since been killed as all such criminals deserve.

  • Are you feeling guilty yet, Donald Trump supporters? (lol alert)

    11/19/2016 7:36:43 PM PST · 80 of 105
    Captain Rhino to keat

    Fine.

    By the same rule, you are responsible every anything done by the Liberal/Left during the next 50 months. Yes, I’m counting from Election Day 2016 forward. Why? Because the Liberal/Left’s butt hurt incivility and violence began the evening of the election and continues. Your side’s insistence that accepting the results of the election as essential to democracy was just talk.

    As for the excuse making to brown and black persons, count me out. Analysis of voting patterns show record numbers of POC (people of color) abandoning the Democratic Party reservation and voting for Trump. So, despite all his very real warts, they saw him as a preferable choice to Her Awesomeness. In addition, record numbers of loyal white Democratic voters, voters who voted for Obama (twice in many cases), also voted for Trump. That hardly fits the “it’s all due to white racism” meme being pushed by your side, does it?

    Yes, I voted for Trump. I don’t regret it as you smugly surmise. It was a necessary choice as there was no way I was going to give my vote to that condescending, conniving, corrupt, criminal. However, I do RESENT being forced to vote for Trump (any other action would have been the equivalent of voting for HER). I resent it because corruption within both political parties forced me to choose between possibly the two worst party nominees ever offered up for the office of President in my lifetime.

    Hilary won the contest for worst candidate. My hope for her going forward is for nothing but the very worst of luck, both professionally and personally. Irrelevancy and oblivion are too good for her. Donald, as 1st runner up, must settle for being President of the United States for the next four years. He is about to discover that, occasionally, the only thing worse than losing is winning. There will be no honeymoon. Being President is certainly going to put a serious crimp in his life style (and his wallet).

    I had hoped that the shear disgust of the electorate with this election would result in calls for the complete overhaul of the nominating processes of the two parties. The probable elevation of Rep. Keith Ellison to be Democratic Party chair does not bode well. Republicans get a pass until after the next presidential election (unless “The Donald” decides one term is enough).