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Comment: Re:military weather? (Score 2) 251

by gtall (#49160763) Attached to: 20-Year-Old Military Weather Satellite Explodes In Orbit

Well, I know this sounds weird, but during a conflict the U.S. Military and Russia's and China's are not going to be relying on commercial weather satellites. Something about they possibly being pwned by the enemy. Militaries worry about these sorts of things, clearly you have never been in one.

Comment: Re:visibility doesnt matter. (Score 1) 241

by gtall (#49107331) Attached to: Al-Shabaab Video Threat Means Heightened Security at Mall of America

You don't understand our government, it isn't they want us to be terrified, it is that they are terrified of a terrorist incident on their watch. It tends to get pols de-elected and agency heads demoted. The government generally hasn't said squat about terrorism other than answer questions posed by the Press. Hell, Obama cannot even utter the words Islamic Terrorism.

Comment: Re:Don't listen to them (Score 1) 241

by gtall (#49107305) Attached to: Al-Shabaab Video Threat Means Heightened Security at Mall of America

Al-Shabab is not ISIS, last we heard, they claimed to be al-Qaeda...unless I've missed the memo switching their allegiance. One thing I think we need to keep in mind is the Mid-East, North Africa, and S. Asia capacity for talking out of their ass..."We gonna kill y'all with 1000 deaths!!!"...maybe they're from Texas. Most likely this is simply a call for attention, their mothers dropped them on their heads during their formative years and now Western hand-ringers are supposed to let them know they are still wanted.

Comment: Re:thanks (Score 0) 211

by gtall (#49097909) Attached to: 800,000 Using Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data

Really? How about Grandma? She can come and live with you, right? She doesn't need no stinking government sending her SS checks or taking SS out of your pay to pay her. BTW, she'd like a ground floor suite and she'll be needing some live in help to get through the day and put her to bed at night...change her diapers. Unless...hey, you could do that. Hint, the safety pins go on the outside of the diaper.

Hmmm...come to think of it, Bert's Drug and Fishbait Shop has some magic pills they'd like to sell to members of your family. They're probably safe so there's no need for FDA oversight...since you won't pay for that. Your family wouldn't mistakenly buy these on the buy-one-get-one-free sale down at the local pharmacy...but if they do and have a bad reaction, they can live with you and Grandma.

You brother would also like a room, recall he's the one injured on the job and can no longer work. But it is okay, he'll take a second floor suite.

Your Aunt Essie was recently divorced from her alcoholic husband and has no current work skills and will be out on the street unless you give her a room too.

Hey, this is really just like old times with the extended family all looking to you to provide for them. Please be generous, they are your family, ya know.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.