Just Sayin’….

AF Branco at Comically Incorrect weighs in on the Wednesday night CNBC GOP debate:


Also yesterday, there was another document dump of emails from the illegal Clinton server:

The new release of Clinton emails — the largest batch of messages made public since State began posting the messages online to comply with a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit — revealed more about Clinton’s knowledge of embassy security issues and provided a window into lighter moments like Clinton being instructed in the use of emojis.

Friday’s document release is the sixth of its kind and with it, more than half of the messages Clinton turned over to the agency from her private email account and server have now been made public. In the new batch, State deemed 268 emails classified at the lowest classification tier, according to spokesman John Kirby, who said that none of these emails “were marked classified at the time they were sent or received.” There are now between 600 and 700 emails newly marked as classified since the releases began in May.

Interestingly, some of the emails went to the White House and to President Obama.

Fun With Pumpkins.

Levitating pumpkins! Halloween science

“And the cursed pumpkin rose up from the earth, carried to the sky by the spirits of All Hallows’ Eve.” Or in other words, Andy put a superconductor in a pumpkin and levitated it on a magnetic track.

Exploding Thermite Pumpkins! Halloween Science

This Halloween, we thought we’d investigate the interface between pumpkins and thermite. The results were explosive.

Halloween Light Show 2015 – Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr).

4 singing pumpkin faces, tombstones, hand carved pumpkins, strobes, floods, 2 Matrix boards and thousands of lights. All RGB LED except for the faces, floods and a few light strings. E1.31 DMX and LOR driven. 8000+ channels. Riverside, CA.

Cocoa Beach: Transition.


Cocoa Beach City Commissioner Skip Williams had an opinion piece in the October 27, 2015 issue of Florida Today concerning Cocoa Beach’s transition to the next Mayor now that Mayor Netterstrom has announced his retirement.

Cocoa Beach mayor selection looming

Cocoa Beach mayoral scenario, with the impending resignation of Dave Netterstrom: According to our established city procedures, we’d have an organizational meeting Nov. 19, at which time we’d follow our normal rotation and Mike Miller would be given the vice mayor duty.

Therefore, with the advertised and anticipated resignation of our current mayor, Miller would become mayor early next year and we’d select an alternative vice mayor. In addition, and knowing that, per procedure, we need to appoint a resident to fulfill the remainder of the mayor’s Seat 1 term. We could do that in December to be effective the day after the mayor actually resigns.

Alternate scenario: we select a resident to fulfill the remainder of the mayor’s term in December and legally defer our organizational meeting from November until early January. At that time, we can select anyone, including the appointed resident to fulfill the remainder of the mayor’s vacant term as vice mayor, who would, per procedure, become the mayor. Then we could follow our normal rotation and Mike Miller could be given the vice mayor duty.

There is a recent, experienced, former mayor of Cocoa Beach who is willing to serve the city and take on the job for 11 months. I believe this option serves the interim best interest of the city. But as always, I expect to hear from the naysayers, “Skip, that makes way too much sense to be a viable option.”

Skip Williams, Cocoa Beach

Williams is saying there are two options in the filling of the Mayoral position.

1) Mayor resigns; Vice Mayor becomes Mayor; Commission appoints new Commission member.
or (more…)

Operation CYA.

Once again, our friend AF Branco at Comically Incorrect hits one out of the park.


Following her testimony on Capital Hill, Sean Hannity put had this video showing Hillary lying about what was known, when it was known, and who knew it.

And if you can stomach that and still think Clinton is worthy of being the President of these United States,…..

How Memories Form And How We Lose Them.

Think back to a really vivid memory. Got it? Now try to remember what you had for lunch three weeks ago. That second memory probably isn’t as strong—but why not? Why do we remember some things, and not others? And why do memories eventually fade? Catharine Young gives the basics on memory and memory loss.

Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?

Another intriguing video from the Prager University.

Is “green” energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains.

It is clear that solar and wind will be at best, supplemental energy sources. There is just not the energy potential from those sources to power the needs of people. Solar and wind have a place, but it is not at the head of the energy table.

Related, blog Questions and Observations has an interesting post asking “Is the UN focus on “global warming” immoral?

The post cites a piece in the Wall Street Journal by Bjorn Lomborg.

Anyway, Lomborg points to the obvious, or at least what should be obvious, in terms of this rush to be “green” and what the world (and the UN) could be doing instead:

Providing the world’s most deprived countries with solar panels instead of better health care or education is inexcusable self-indulgence. Green energy sources may be good to keep on a single light or to charge a cellphone. But they are largely useless for tackling the main power challenges for the world’s poor.

According to the World Health Organization, three billion people suffer from the effects of indoor air pollution because they burn wood, coal or dung to cook. These people need access to affordable, reliable electricity today. Yet too often clean alternatives, because they aren’t considered “renewable,” aren’t receiving the funding they deserve.

Hillary’s Testimony.


Now goe back in history….

1. making false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;

2. withholding relevant and material evidence or information from lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;

3. approving, condoning, acquiescing in, and counselling witnesses with respect to the giving of false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States and false or misleading testimony in duly instituted judicial and congressional proceedings;

4. interfering or endeavouring to interfere with the conduct of investigations by the Department of Justice of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, and Congressional Committees;

5. approving, condoning, and acquiescing in, the surreptitious payment of substantial sums of money for the purpose of obtaining the silence or influencing the testimony of witnesses, potential witnesses or individuals who participated in such unlawful entry and other illegal activities;

6. endeavouring to misuse the Central Intelligence Agency, an agency of the United States;

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