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Old 04-25-2016, 09:19 PM   #6021
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Three More Victims Found After Explosion at Kansas Grain Facility | Fox News

That particular explosion killed six more people than all of the rivers ever set on fire as a result of hydraulic fracturing. When will we ever come to our senses and outlaw the agricultural production of wheat?
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Three More Victims Found After Explosion at Kansas Grain Facility | Fox News

That particular explosion killed six more people than all of the rivers ever set on fire as a result of hydraulic fracturing. When will we ever come to our senses and outlaw the agricultural production of wheat?
Seems the Australian government is calling it a "naturally occurring methane seep" anyway. River on fire in Greens MP's video is natural, not fracking, says CSIRO | Environment | The Guardian. Silo explosions resulting from grain dust is a fairly well known hazard to those who work around it.
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So, the takeaway here is that agricultural production is inherently dangerous to human life, and hydraulic fracturing is not? Seems kind of obvious.

Ok, I'll play along:

Middle-Aged Cat Can’t Begin To Compete With Adorable Kittens On Internet



SARASOTA, FL—Lamenting that “some adorable, fluffy little bundle of fur and whiskers” seems to be in nearly every forwarded email and Facebook post nowadays, local middle-aged cat Rusty admitted to reporters today that he can’t even begin to compete with the cute kittens from the internet. “Sure, people enjoy petting me when they first see me, and I can purr all night long, but put me next to a 15-second clip of a rambunctious little tabby pouncing on a toy and there’s no way I can stack up,” said the 7-year-old Maltese cat, who added that he didn’t even want to think about how to contend with various tiny kitten memes, shareable images of kittens in a box, or startled-kitten animated .gifs.

“Maybe if I were four or five years younger, my owner would take a video of me walking across the piano keyboard or arching my back and batting at my own reflection and I might make it big, but I’m too old for that now. The fact is, there are literally thousands of kittens online right now who are being more adorable than I could ever imagine, and that’s something I just have to live with.”

After speaking with reporters, Rusty reportedly found himself contemplating whether he could win everyone’s attention by videotaping himself running on his owner’s treadmill, before gently reminding himself that “no, [his] time has passed.”

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That Green Party hack is a sensational moron. Google swamp gas. Google the origin of the name malaria.
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Seems the Australian government is calling it a "naturally occurring methane seep" anyway. River on fire in Greens MP's video is natural, not fracking, says CSIRO | Environment | The Guardian. Silo explosions resulting from grain dust is a fairly well known hazard to those who work around it.
It is pretty hard to notice later in the video the parts on fire, are the parts that are bubbling.

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Corporate Greed.

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As I watched the Trump protest, this very statement kept running through my mind. The irony is numbing.

So let me get this straight... You wave the Mexican flag while in America, to protest the guy wanting to send you back to Mexico, but you want to stay in America? That's a special kind of stupid.

I think waving the US Flag would gain you more sympathy. Oh, you don't wave that flag because you don't like the US... but you want to stay here? Got it.

And that's why Trump is going to win.
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How to Make The Skills Gap Wider, with WalletHub and Channel 10 News.

When people ask me why millions of good jobs remain unfilled while millions of able bodied Americans remain unemployed, I try to alternate my responses between a decline of work ethic, an onslaught of unrealistic expectations, and our irresistible desire to reward bad behavior. But I think the biggest reason so much legitimate opportunity goes unloved, is due to our bizarre obsession with separating “good jobs” from “bad jobs.”

There’s no better way to discourage the next generation from learning a skill that’s actually in demand, than by telling them that certain jobs are "bad," and therefore “beneath” them. Consider the latest wisdom from the luminaries at WalletHub. For whatever reason, these arbiters of job satisfaction have taken it upon themselves to identify the "best and worst" vocations in America. To accomplish this, a cadre of “experts” were consulted, as WalletHub compared and contrasted over a hundred entry-level occupations across three “key dimensions” 1) Immediate Opportunity, 2) Growth Potential and 3) Job Hazards.

Next - because science is important - WalletHub identified “11 relevant metrics,” each of which was assigned a “corresponding weight.” Then, each metric was given a value between 0 and 100, wherein 100 represents the most favorable conditions for a specific entry-level position, and 0 the least. In this way, 109 different occupations were ranked from first to worst.

I'm tempted to spell out the absurdity of WalletHub’s methodology, and show you why the statistics they use are as flawed as they are irrelevant. Instead, I’m just going to post their Top 10 and Bottom 10 careers, and direct you to their website, where you can judge their methodologies and agenda for yourself. https://wallethub.com/edu/best-entry-level-jobs/3716/…

I'm also tempted to lambast the journalists over at Channel 10 in San Diego, for reporting on this nonsense as if it’s actual news, instead of The Public Disservice Announcement it so clearly is. Consider their own words, from their own website: “Those who are new to the workforce have a few jobs to avoid, if they can help it…” http://www.10news.com/…/list-these-are-the-worst-entry-leve…

At a time when society could be celebrating opportunity wherever it occurs, in all it’s varied forms, we instead shine a light on “research” that demonizes work, disparages the skilled trades, discounts the importance of dozens of good careers, and demeans thousands of skilled tradespeople. Madness. If I were just a little older, I’d be standing on the porch in my bathrobe, shaking my finger, and saying, “Shame on you, Channel 10. Shame on you, WalletHub.”

Sadly, no one takes angry men in bathrobes seriously, so I'm instead offering $400,000 of work ethic scholarships to people interested in pursuing the very careers in WalletHub's Bottom 10.mikeroweWORKS.org.

Seven jobs historically supported by mikeroweWORKS have been singled out as undesirable. Welders - a truly noble profession that WalletHub ranks dead last - have used our scholarship funds to gain valuable training. Likewise plumbers, machinists, boiler-makers, mechanics, carpenters, and many other people who had the good sense to pursue a skill that’s actually in demand. I’m in touch with these people, and I can tell you that all of them are thriving. They're proud of what they do, and proud of how they do it. Seeing their chosen profession at the bottom of somebody else’s list however, is probably a lousy way to start the weekend, so I’ll close with this:

Don’t be fooled by these lists. They're cobbled together by imaginary experts looking to sell America a one-size-fits-all approach to job satisfaction. It’s a crock. And so are the journalists who report such nonsense as news. There’s simply no such thing as a bad job, and anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.

Have a great weekend.

Mike

PS. Speaking of selling something, my dog is running for President, and raising funds for mikeroweWORKS by channeling the one and only Teddy Roosevelt on a tasteful tee-shirt perfectly suited for casual Fridays. Sale ends today. Check it out at represent.com/mikerowe

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This also goes back to the point that I made at UMass this week. More college students are interested in “gender studies” or “sociology” courses and becoming professional protestors than they are concerned with finding real jobs. When asked about the pay gap for women… I basically responded with exactly what you see here.​

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watch this whole thing, it's great.
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Hillary hates the truth syrup.
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Also name some countries that dont have any socialist programs.
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Until seeing the taco tweet today, I was honestly leaning towards in the direction of what I assumed to be the lesser of two evils.

I'm out. I'm done. I can't do it.

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Until seeing the taco tweet today, I was honestly leaning towards in the direction of what I assumed to be the lesser of two evils.

I'm out. I'm done. I can't do it.

That means you don't like Hispanics.

In all seriousness...W
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You'd think there would be an army of people to filter that stuff. His best shot would be if he disappeared until after Election Day.
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what's wrong with the taco tweet?
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what's wrong with the taco tweet?
It may literally be the stupidest thing that any politician has ever said in the entire history of civilization.

And, yes, I'm including both the time that JFK accidentally said "I am a jelly doughnut" (in German) while addressing a large audience in West Berlin, as well as "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" (Let them eat cake) which is popularly, but many claim incorrectly, attributed to Marie Antoinette.

I don't care about the bikini photo of his ex wife under The Times. I don't care about the fact that you cannot, in fact, get decent Mexican food in midtown. I don't ever care about the comb-over. I just can't get past the sheer inanity of this post.

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lets get on a more productive subject. What do you all think of the bathroom bill?
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