jeu, le 17 mar 2016, 11:30
[Jason Alexander on phone]
Jason: Yeah, hey Allen, guess what? Larry David just walked in.
Larry: Who you talking to?
Jason: Allen Wolf.
Larry: Say hello for me.
Jason: Okay, you take care, I'll talk to you later.
[hangs up phone]
Jason: Hey man!
Larry: How you doing!
Jason: It's great to see you!
Larry: I came here to say hello!
Jason: [looks around] There wasn't an opening.
Jason: Boy, you look great
Larry: Well, you know.
Jason: Come sit down, you want water or coffee?
Larry: No I'm good.
Jason: Ok. So so so LD!
Jason: What it be?
Larry: I like how these, our representatives got us together here.
Jason: Right, Schneider, yeah...
Larry: They set us up, did he tell you that I was buying his house?
Jason: Yeah! Wow!
Larry: So this is good, how's everything going?
Jason: Things are you know, things are good, I got this set-up, and I did some directing, I'm trying to produce some stuff, eh, you know, the acting thing is frankly coming a little hard. I'd love to go back to tv, that seems good, but I can't shake this George thing.
Jason: They all see me as George!
Larry: I mean the thing about it is you're not even close to George. I tell this to people all the time, you can't imagine what a great actor this guy is, he is nothing like that character!
Jason: Thank you.
Jason: I know, I go in and I talk to them and we, I try to present differently, but they, uh, they see the idiot! They see the shmuck! So I dunno.
Larry: What do you mean shmuck? I don't get that, what do you mean shmuck?
Jason: The yutz, the idiot, you know. You know. You know!
Larry: No frankly I don't know, I mean I don't know why you could say he was a shmuck and a yutz and an idiot, I don't see him that way at all, I just see him as funny.
Jason: I mean of course it was funny! But he was the fall guy! He was the jack ass role! He was, you know, this is the guy that never got the girl and when he finally gets the girl he kills her with the envelope and the, doesn't know what he wants...
Larry: That's funny! That's not shmucky, that's funny!
mer, le 16 mar 2016, 20:57
Another missing email.
Another day with the online interference from home, another day screaming at robots, another day watching my friends shoot robots to bits, same as usual.
Many many things have identified themselves as CLN over the years, for whatever reason, and I stopped my pesky google searches a long time ago until this afternoon when I found her Twitter account, all filled with squishy goodness, presuming that is actually her.
She was the basis for the Lindsay Lohan character in Mean Girls
, and Catholicism was named after her, and Catholicism is a massive neo-Satanic cover-up as of a few years ago when they chose that way on purpose. You can even draw symmetrical inverted pentagrams on the nuns' heads on the front page of the Providence login site because they make it that obvious.
This makes my own life very difficult for various reasons, and makes it very relieving when finally there is content from Catherine herself all soothing of savage beasts and so forth, though there is obviously lots to wonder about. It was charming when I finally found her page after years of the myopic Christian lunacy and she was posting pictures of Buddha. Ha!
It took me until 2012 to understand a joke she told me in 2000, because it had to age quite a bit first to make sense. They were waiting for Chabek as far back as 2000, which I guess is understandable given the immensity of the problem. They were waiting since the 1940's actually.
The soothing of the savage beast effect lasted for a while before the Catholic internet started censoring the connection again and I started yelling at robots again. I have to be careful with married women anyway. The whole point of liking someone is that you want them to feel happy and so shutting myself up seems like a good way of approaching that.
It was odd in an academic way how the robots tried to intervene when I attempted something as simple as clicking the "follow" button on twitter, because of the 537 and the grafting phenomenon which gave us all these explosions constantly rocking the Earth. They still fear my proximity to the actual people involved in the thing huge industries purposely lie about on a worldwide scale.
Anyway, this place should be over soon.
mar, le 08 mar 2016, 22:45
Now if you'll recall I wrote to Cascadia, Home Forward, the police and the FBI about the people breaking into my living space. You may also recall the only official response I have received is some people showing up according to the election schedule to pretend to fix various light fixtures. You may also recall that the event which provoked them into knocking on my door and disrupting my online efforts several days ago to fix the light fixtures was when I was posting quotations from official Hillary Clinton transcripts from March 2011 as comments on Facebook pictures of grieving Japanese women following the earthquake there. Hillary's own statements from 2011 were damning enough that the official problem here tried to stop me from pursuing that particular avenue, is what it looked like, and so showed up weeks late with a lame excuse about a light bulb right when I was starting to make a dent in an official cover story. Now you all know for yourselves what the Hillary of 2011 thought about the death of thousands of innocent non-combatants and the irradiating of the ocean through a nuclear reactor built by General Electric. What she thought was that Chile was a great place to visit after an earthquake and hey isn't it weird that David Broder is dead?
So the light fixture they installed then broke a few days later during a psy-op involving 1980's television and I brought it to the attention of the manager's office in an angry tirade while demanding I get some explanation about the breaking and entering. She told me that the problem was the "ballast" and I screamed at her about her lame penile and/or election verbiage. Yes you are having problems with ballots. You should try running live people for office instead of robots. I told her that she was toying with forces of nature beyond her comprehension and that entire cities get destroyed over this type of problem and I need to know which of these creeping robotic things in the building were the ones illegally fucking with my living space. Then I stormed out and have yet to speak with them again while I otherwise pack up to leave.
Today there was a knock on the door, it was the new case worker, he told me the robots wanted to fix my light fixture again and they wanted to fix my light fixture while the case worker was actually there because last time I was screaming bloody murder and that made them nervous, and therefore I could have my light fixture repaired right now today or when he visits again at the end of the week on Friday.
I then told my case worker to meet my demands immediately or a giant smoking crater would live where a big city used to go, and also that Friday afternoon was better for me than today.
Later on I look it up on the calendar and see Friday is 3/11 itself.
I hear rumors that the robot is busted. I feel the need to keep close track of these fuckers anyway. The internet here is still being heavily censored and after some improvement the noise returned at about 10pm when I was trying to listen to Creedence. They are way scared of Creedence.
mar, le 01 mar 2016, 21:30
I was like, why did the tornado smash Bill Baker's truck in Alabama? Then I noticed the Governor of Massachusetts is named Baker. Oh! Yeah it works that way sometimes.
Guess what this video is about!
lun, le 29 fév 2016, 08:19
The creepiness upstairs continued as I posted that. The guy's voice was actually audible when my emails were being deleted. I have yet to actually leave the apartment since I was told the vandals were waiting. I'll escape here soon though.
The computers will try to give false results tomorrow. Catch them in the act.
lun, le 29 fév 2016, 07:50
Leap Day is every four years.
Somewhere are people probably mad at me about that.
Did the year once have 360 days and the planet has been wobbling out of control for some reason?
If true then is the wobbling out of control the moving of the Earth away from the sun or the increasing speed of the day night cycle? I would guess the latter. The rotation rate of the Earth changes all the time. I can believe in five+ extra days because of tinkering.http://www.madmusic.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=21838
Jeez, I hope I don't die. Oh, by the way, you're all going to die. I didn't mean to remind you of it but, uh, it is on your schedule. Won't come when you want. It's always off a little. What, now? Here on the freeway? Um hmm. Thought surely I'd be home lying down. Comics are supposed to worry about dying, you know? I don't want to die out there, man. Jeez, I was dying. It was death out there. Like a morgue. On the other hand, if he succeeds- if he makes you laugh- he can say, "I killed 'em! Knocked 'em dead!" Why is there so much violence mixed up with comedy, you know, which should be so much fun? It's all dying and bombing. He bombed. Or else he was a riot! (makes 'riot' noise) A real scream! AAAAUGH! I cracked up laughing! He broke me up, too. I busted a gut laughing! My friend was in stitches! He fractures me with his punch lines...and his GAGS! (makes gagging sound) Slapstick! Knee-slapping! Side-splitting! Rib-splitting! Gut-busting! Laugh....I thought I'd die.
But I just want to talk about regular dying. Plain old cacking out. Some people think cacking out means to go to sleep. Dying. The big cackaroo. We're all gonna go; when will it be? You know, it should be...instead of a fear thing- it should be sort of fun. Kind of a, you know, the next big adventure. We're going to find out where we go! That's what we've all been talking about. Where the hell do you go? I don't know. Must go somewhere...maybe. Phil has an idea- I know, I heard Phil. But where do you go? I don't know. You're going to find out. Hope it isn't nowhere, man. Think you go where you think you're gonna go. Whatever you dwell on. Did you ever hear those guys- "Oh, don't pray for me. Don't waste your prayers on me. I'm going to hell." He is. If Monty Hall dies, he'll probably go behind Door #4.
Suicide is for people who can't wait to find out where the hell it is they're going to go. Holy shit! I've been waiting a long time. I don't have many nights like that, but when you think about it, you know, kind of it'd be a goof, man, yeah. Suicide. I've always pictured myself on the ledge. There's got to be a little show business involved. You know, you don't want to slump over a porcelain fixture. Let me get up here. Set the record; be the first guy to reach the double yellow line. Have your picture in the centerfold of the newspaper. Actually, a picture of the building with a dotted line showing "leaper's path".
Suicide. Suppose you worked on the suicide hot line. Helping people; talking them out of it. That's your job. "Hello, Suicide Hot Line?" Then one morning, you wake up...a little depressed. Should you call in sick? I'd like to see a top salesman commit suicide, a real persuasive guy up on the ledge...and the priest talks him out of it...and he talks the priest into it!
People say you come back. Reincarnation. Do you think so? Well, it doesn't seem mathematically possible to me, man. Uh, 'course at one time what we had on the earth was six people, you know. I avoid "two" because it's controversial but six.. most people agree, "Fuck, yeah, we had six at one time." Six people, six souls...cool. They died, souls went back to the place; six new people souls- still six souls. Now we have four billion people...claiming to have souls. Someone is printing up souls...and it lowers their value, you know.
When I die, I don't want to go through that funeral shit. Funeral. Hey, when you die, you get more popular than you've ever been in your whole life. you get more flowers when you die then you ever got at all. They all arrive at once- too late. People say the nicest things about you. They'll make shit up if they have to, man. "Oh, yeah. He's an asshole- but a well-meaning asshole." "Yeah, poor Bill is dead." "Yeah, poor Bill is dead." "Poor Tom is gone." "Yeah, poor Tom." "Poor John died." "Yeah, John." "What about Ed?" "No, Ed, that motherfucker's still alive, man!" "Get him out of here." Your approval curve goes way up, man.
You might just be at one of those funerals where you're lying in the coffin, you know, folks looking at you, they do have them. "Open it up, I want to see him." And you're lying there and they come by and the first thing they do after blessing themselves if they do that...is subtract their age from yours. Figure at a minimum what they still have to live. They don't know you're lying there with no back in your jacket and short pants on. Shit. Embarrassed by the rouge. And they say, "Jeez, don't he look good?" "He's dead, man." "I know, but he never looked that good." I don't want to have a funeral like that. I don't want to be cremated, either. I want to be blown up! BOOM! There he goes! God love him!
I figured out the way to commit the perfect murder. Again, you know, you got to think of something. You pick one guy up by his ankles...and you kill another guy with him. And they both die and there's no murder weapon. "What happened here, Sarge?" "I don't know. It looks like a pedestrian accident to me. They must have been moving at quite a clip."
Suppose you're in death row. They got to give you that meal; that last meal. They don't want to hear elephant steaks and shit like that, but within reason, your last meal, man...and suppose you can't decide between steak and lobster. That's it; can't decide. I don't know. Polygraph, truth serum- man doesn't know. Six months alive, can't decide. They'd have to let you live. They can't drag you down the last mile screaming, "I can't decide!" And then one day finally- "OK, all right, OK; give me the steak." "Now how'd ya want that cooked?" "Ohh, I don't know..."
They say you have a flashback just before you die. See your life over again, kind of a little movie, a little newsreel- (makes 'movie projector' sound:) "Diddle-enn, diddle-enn, diddle-enn". Again, it doesn't seem mathematically possible, hm? OK, you're out in the surf (GASP), second, third time (GASP). You're about to die and the movie starts- "diddle-enn, diddle-enn, diddle-enn". Now you've got to see the whole movie, including the ending, which involves arriving at the beach...walking out into the surf and having the movie start. You're going to see it again. Thanks to the movie, we can never die.
But I say if you're going to die, die big. Entertain those you leave behind. Posthumous reflexes. You know, dying takes place in stages...and not all of the electrical energy in your brain is discharged when you're dead. Every now and then, a corpse goes 'GNORRRT!' Veterans know, "No, no. That's just electricity." But I say if we have this possibility, let's plan those reflexes. Do something entertaining. Roll over on the autopsy table. Cross your legs, scratch your balls. Do something. Be fun.
But you can entertain and the only reason I suggest you can something to do with the way you die is a little known...and less understood portion of death called..."The Two Minute Warning." Obviously, many of you do not know about it, but just as in football, two minutes before you die, there is an audible warning: "Two minutes, get your **** together" and the only reason we don't know about it is 'cause the only people who hear it...die! And they don't have a chance to explain, you know. I don't think we'd listen anyway.
But there is a two minute warning and I say use those two minutes. Entertain. Uplift. Do something. Give a two minute speech. Everyone has a two minute speech in them. Something you know, something you love. Your vacation, man...two minutes. Really do it well. Lots of feeling, lots of spirit and build- wax eloquent for the first time. Reach a peak. With about five seconds left, tell them, "If this is not the truth, may God strike me dead!' THOOM! From then on, you command much more attention.
Maybe you get your two minute warning when you're in the office. Get up and start your own funeral collection. "What's the record, Bill? I'd like to top the record." Whatever your motive. You might be at an exercise program. Get up and volunteer for something strenuous. Do the Lindy hops and refuse to stop when they do. Tell them you have a new exercise- the Hindu Death Exercise...jump 'till you die.
Maybe you'll get your two minute warning when you're in the audience at a faith healer's program. "Two Minutes!" Get up and get on line with the healees. Tell 'em you got the willies. No one knows what the willies look like anyway, man. Just get on line and time it right, fifteen seconds and you kneel down, she puts her hands on your shoulder and you DIE! "Evangelist Slays Worshiper- Fifty Thousand Look On- Police Sift Clues." That's what they do, man. Sift clues.
©1977 Dead Sea Music Inc., BMI
dim, le 28 fév 2016, 20:05
Big ole missing email again.
I was told if I left the physical space of the apartment today that people would wander in again and ruin the place like those other times. Spielberg's program is making it look like I'm moving soon. Otherwise I talked with some folks from 2002 for a few hours today and it was kind of raucous. I started recognizing the folks from Jackass
from somewhere else entirely.
The apartment in 2011 was where we figured out the earthquakes and this apartment here is where we figured out World War 2, among other puzzles.
I'm still alive somehow despite all the awfulness they described in that Amazing Stories episode.
There are awards shows and big religions going on and these brain parasites waiting around the corners.
I liked this coup thing a lot better before they started bothering me at home about it.
I'm in Exodus today, as if that matters. I was just testing to see. Douchelord beat himself up and ate a bunch of garbage just to make me feel better. Coin of the realm as it were. Okay I understand. What about all those churches with my name on them? The ones where the people are still alive I mean? What do they think they're babbling about today?
I was reasoning with 2002 about the Asian occupiers, trying to explain why I was such a huge deal to a collective nation possibly a little angry that something with my name on it was camped out on their border for all those centuries. I pointed at the printouts on the wall and said "see those constellations?" They started shrieking. In a positive way. Amazing shrieking.
It was a good feeling.when I hear that old song play, more than a feeling...
Spatial medium forgive these people because sometimes they smoke their weed with me.
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/JFK-Speeches/United-States-Senate-National-Defense_19600229.aspxThis is a transcription of this speech made for the convenience of readers and researchers. A copy of the text of this speech exists in the Senate Speech file of the John F. Kennedy Pre-Presidential Papers here at the John F. Kennedy Library.
Winston Churchill said: “We arm – to parley.” We prepare for war – in order to deter war. We depend on the strength of armaments – to enable us to bargain for disarmament (and it is my intention, later this week, to make a second address on what positive preparations for disarmament we can make now). We compare our military strength with the Soviets – not to determine whether we should use it – but to determine whether we can persuade them to use theirs would be futile and disastrous – and to determine whether we can back up our pledges in Berlin, Formosa and around the world.
In short, peace, not politics, is at the heart of the current debate – peace, not war, is the objective of our military policy. But peace would have no meaning if the time ever came when the deterrent ratio shifted so heavily in favor of the Soviet Union that they could destroy most of our retaliatory capacity in a single blow. It would then be irrelevant as to whether the Soviets achieved our demise through massive attack, through the threat of such attack, or through nibbling away gradually at our security.
Will such a time come?
The current debate has too often centered on how our retaliatory capacity compares today with that of the Soviets. Our striking force, the President said one week ago Sunday night, is “ample for today - far superior to any other” and large enough to deter any aggressor. But the real issue is not how we stand today but tomorrow – not in 1960 but in 1961, 1962 and particularly 1963 and thereafter. 1960 is critical because this is the year that the money must be appropriated – by this session of this Congress – if we are to obtain even initial results in subsequent years.
This year, our “mix” of forces undoubtedly is “far superior.” But it is indisputable that we are today deficient in several areas – and that in one of those areas, ballistic missiles, our deficiency is likely to take on critical dimensions in the near future.
Those who uphold the Administration defense budget are right on one count: we cannot be certain that the Soviets will have, during the team of the next Administration, the tremendous lead in missile striking power which they give every evidence of building – and we cannot be certain that they will use that lead to threaten or launch an attack upon the United States. Consequently those of us who call for a higher defense budget are taking a chance on spending money unnecessarily. But those who oppose these expenditures are taking a chance on our very survival as a nation.
The ironic fact of the matter is that despite all the debates, predictions, claims and counter claims, the electorate will never be able to credit properly whichever side is right. For if we are successful in boosting our defenses, and no Soviet attack is ever launched or threatened we shall never know with certainty whether our improved forces deterred that attack, or whether the Soviets would never have attacked us anyway. But, on the other hand, if the deterrent gap continues to go against us and invites a Soviet strike sometime after the maximum danger period begins, a large part of our population will have less than 24 hours of life in which to reflect that the critics of this Administration were right all along.
The only real question is – which chance, which gamble, do we take – our money or our survival? The money must be appropriated now – the survival will not, we hope, be at stake for a few more years.
It is easier therefore to gamble with our survival: it saves money now. It balances the budget now. It reassures the voters now. And now, 1960, is an election year. If a future administration or Congress is confronted with peril – if they lack the means in early 1963, for example, to back up our commitments around the world – that will be their problem. Let them worry about how to get by then, as we are getting by now. We can honestly say our striking force is second to none now – what happens then is their responsibility.
That is the easier alternative – to gamble with our survival. But I would prefer that we gamble with our money – that we increase our defense budget this year – even though we have no absolute knowledge that we shall ever need it – and even though we would prefer to spend the money on other critical needs in more constructive ways.
That is the harder alternative. It is less convenient in an election year. It makes us pay now, with our cash – instead of putting it off, in the hope that we will not have to pay later, with our lives. It exposes us to voter retaliation at the polls now, while the alternative course – if proven wrong – might well leave no voters able to retaliate.
But I am convinced that every American who can be fully informed as to the facts today would agree to an additional investment in our national security now rather than risk his survival, and his children’s survival, in the years ahead – in particular, an investment effort designed, first, to make possible an emergency stop-gap air alert program, to deter an attack before the missile gap is closed; second, to step up our ultimate missile program that will close the gap when completed: Polaris, Minuteman and long-range air-to-ground missiles meanwhile stepping up our production of Atlas missiles to cover the current gap as best we can; and third, to rebuild and modernize our Army and Marine Corps conventional forces, to prevent the brush-fire wars that our capacity for nuclear retaliation is unable to deter.
These additional efforts do not involve a small sum, to be spent carelessly. There are other uses – schools, hospitals, parks and dams – to which we would rather devote it. But the total amount, I am convinced, would be less than one per cent of our Gross National Product. It would be less than the estimated budget surplus.
It is, I am convinced, an investment in peace that we can afford – and cannot avoid.
I should think that anyone who heard tonight’s news to the effect that Mr. Khrushchev said if he could not get an agreement on Berlin, he would sign a peace treaty with East Germany, in which event West Berlin would be a part of East Germany, will consider that to be a crisis which the Soviet Union might not postpone so long.
We cannot avoid taking these measures any more than the average American can avoid taking out fire insurance on his home. We cannot be absolutely certain of the danger. But neither can we risk our future on our estimates of a hostile power’s strength and intentions, particularly when secrecy is that power’s dominant characteristic – and particularly in the light of our consistent history of under-estimating Soviet strength and scientific progress. The chance that our military improvidence will invite a national catastrophe is substantially greater – many, many times greater if you work out the odds on an actuarial basis – than the chance that your house or my house will burn down this year or next. But as individuals we are willing to pay for fire insurance – and, although we hope we never need it, we are surely equally prepared as a nation to pay every dollar necessary to take out this kind of additional insurance against a national catastrophe.
I am calling, in short, for an investment in peace. And my purpose today is to set forth the facts that every American should have to back up this investment.
To the extent possible, I want to avoid the conflicting claims and confusion over dates and numbers. These largely involve differences of degree. I say only that the evidence is strong enough to indicate that we cannot be certain of our security in the future, any more than we can be certain of disaster – and if we are to err in an age of uncertainty, I want us to err on the side of security.
Whether the missile gap (that everyone agrees now exists) will become critical in 1961-62 or 63 – whether during the critical years of the gap the Russian lead will be 2-1, 3-1 or 5-1 – whether the gap can be brought to a close (by the availability in quantity of Polaris and Minuteman missiles) in 1964 or in 1965 or ever – on all these questions experts may sincerely differ. I do not challenge the accuracy of our intelligence reports --. I do not charge anyone with intentionally misleading the public for purposes of deception. For whichever figures are accurate, the point is that we are facing a gap on which we are gambling with our survival – and this year’s defense budget is our last real chance to do something about it.
I do not want to be told either that we cannot afford to do what is required, or that our people are unwilling to do it. In terms of this budget’s proportion of our Gross National Product, we are not making nearly the defense effort today we were in 1953 – or one-fifth the effort we made during World War II when we knew it had to be done. The Russians, with a far poorer standard of living, and desperate shortages in some consumer goods and housing, are commanding a much greater proportional effort.
It is clear that our Defense Budget is capable of supporting new efforts by cutting waste and duplication – that our overall Budget is capable of including further defense expenditures without causing a serious deficit – that our economy is capable of sustaining a much greater defense effort -- and that, if necessary, our citizens are willing to pay more, in taxes and sacrifices, for our national security, just as they have before.
Where, then, do we need the money – and why? To answer those questions requires a review of the record:
1953 was the critical turning point – it was a year of three critical turning-points. In that year the military situation was transformed by the creation of an H-bomb small enough to put in the nose of a rocket, enabling it to destroy a wide enough area to compensate for what was then the inaccuracy of rockets. In that same year (if not earlier), the Soviet Union made a clear-cut decision to plunge their resources into ballistic missiles – reorganizing a new Ministry of Defense Production to unify research, development and production of missiles – and reorganizing Soviet science, technology and engineering. And finally, in that same year, the United States of American embarked on a policy of emphasizing budgetary considerations in the formulation of defense goals.
By 1954, we had good evidence of the rapid progress of Soviet technicians in these radical new weapons. By 1955, the Killian Committee – an official Administration body – was ready to report that our rate of missile development must be stepped up if the Russian lead was not to endanger our existence in the sixties. By 1956, on his trip to England, Khrushchev was able to introduce into European diplomacy the threat of attack by intermediate range ballistic missiles. By 1957, the Russians were able to announce the successful testing of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Also by 1957, another Administration Committee – the Gaither Committee – produced another secret report with another urgent plea for more unity, more priority and more funds for our missile effort.
But throughout this period we continued our emphasis on budgetary limitations. An “Operation Candor” was considered, to lay bare to the public the facts of Soviet missile development – but it was rejected when “wiser counsels” prevailed, to use Robert Cutler’s term – fearing that it might spur demands for military spending that would unbalance the budget. We assigned a “national priority” to the Atlas missile, finally, in 1955; but basically our second-strike capacity was concentrated on bombers carrying nuclear weapons. An air defense scheme was, finally, accepted; but by the time it was well underway, it had become evident that the U.S.S.R. had chosen to concentrate upon the missiles against which our system would prove unavailing.
Then, in the autumn of 1957, the Soviets launched the Sputniks, demonstrating for all the world to see their capabilities in the field of missiles. For the first time since the War of 1812, foreign enemy forces potentially had become a direct and unmistakable threat to the continental United States, to our homes and to our people.
The Soviet Sputniks aroused the country. But the then Secretary of Defense shrugged aside the satellites, saying that this was merely “a neat scientific trick.” One of the President’s advisers referred to Sputnik as a “silly bauble.” The President himself said that his apprehensions were not raised “one iota.”
There was, to be sure, a second new reorganization of the Pentagon. There were new scientific committees appointed. But only belatedly were sufficient time and attention given to our missile program. And even then sufficient funds were not forthcoming – not even all of the funds appropriated by the Congress.
I have briefly reviewed this period of time, because today time is what really matters. The coming missile gap is forecast not so much as the result of any technical lag as of a time lag. The President, I am sure, is right in saying our striking force is “constantly developing to meet the needs of tomorrow” – that “new generations of long-range missiles are under urgent development” – and that our “first Polaris missile submarine will soon be at sea.” But he is talking about what we hope to have in the future – all of which takes time – and the time lag which threatens a critical “missile gap” is roughly equal to the time lag between the Killian Report and the post-Sputnik era.
The history of our current defense posture is not complete, however, without chronicling developments in the U.S. and Soviet conventional forces over this same period.
In 1953, both the Russians and the United States adopted a “new look” policy de-emphasizing ground forces. Generals Zhukov and Ridgeway both opposed these cuts in their respective countries; and in 1955, Zhukov, with Khrushchev’s help, won the battle which Ridgeway lost. Khrushchev expanded, reorganized and, more importantly, modernized and made more mobile Soviet ground forces and conventional weapons. New tactical nuclear weapons and tanks were added to the arsenal. A whole new naval fleet was developed, including the world’s largest submarine fleet – much of it equipped with missiles.
In the United States, the “new look” prevailed. We consistently cut the numbers and strength of our ground forces – our Army and Marines. We consistently failed to provide those forces with modern conventional weapons, with effective, versatile firepower. And we particularly failed to provide the air-lift and sea-lift capacity necessary to give those forces the swift mobility they need to protect our commitments around the world – and to give us the time we need to decide on the use of our nuclear retaliatory power.
But both before and after 1953, events have demonstrated that our nuclear retaliatory power is not enough. It cannot deter Communist aggression which is too limited to justify atomic war. It cannot protect uncommitted nations against a Communist take-over using local or guerrilla forces. It cannot be used in so-called “brush-fire” peripheral wars. In short, it cannot prevent the Communists from gradually nibbling at the fringe of the Free World’s territory and strength, until our security has been steadily eroded in piece-meal fashion – each Red advance being too small to justify massive retaliation with all its risks.
Small atomic weapons are not the answer. For they suffer from much the same handicaps as large atomic weapons. If we use them, the Russians use them. Even the smallest atomic weapon would unleash 100 times the destructive power of World War II’s largest conventional bombs. And even the smallest atomic weapon today produces fission – and thus fall-out – and thus can reduce to a complete shambles the area in which it is used (a friendly area presumably, in these limited wars – but they would not regard our use of atomic weapons as a very friendly act or the resulting holocaust a very limited war). And as the enemy’s losses increase, so will its temptation to raise the ante to all-out nuclear warfare – first.
In short, we need forces of an entirely different kind to keep the peace against limited aggression, and to fight it, if deterrence fails, without raising the conflict to a disastrous pitch.
So much for the record. The facts are not pleasant to record. But they are facts nevertheless. The President spoke a week ago Sunday night of our strength commanding the “respect of knowledgeable and unbiased observers.” But every objective committee of knowledgeable and unbiased observers – which he has appointed, such as the Killian and Gaither Committees, or which have functioned independently, such as the Rockefeller Committee – every private or public study – every objective inquiry by independent military analysts – every statement by Generals Gavin, Ridgeway, Taylor, Power, Medaris and others – every book and article by scholars in the field – all, regardless of party, have stated candidly and bluntly that our defense budget is not adequate to give us the protection for our security or the support for our diplomatic objectives which we may well need in the near future. The conclusions of every such study agreed with this conclusion of the Rockefeller Brothers Report on military policy, published early in 1958:
“It is the judgment of the panel that prepared this report that all is not well with present U.S. security polices and operations. We are convinced that corrective steps must be taken now. We believe that the security of the United States transcends normal budgetary considerations and that the national economy can afford the necessary measures.”
Let me summarize our situation before we turn to the solutions. Unless immediate steps are taken, failure to maintain our relative power of retaliation may in the near future expose the United States to a nuclear missile attack. Until our own mobile solid fuel missiles are available in sufficient quantities to make it unwise for any enemy to consider an attack, we must scrape through with what we can most quickly make available. At the present time there are no Polaris submarines on station ready for an emergency. There are no hardened missile bases. There is no adequate air defense. There is no capacity for an airborne alert in anything like the numbers admittedly needed. Our missile early warning system (BMEWS) is not yet completed. Our IRBM bases – “soft”, immobile, and undispersed – invite surprise attack. And our capability for conventional war is insufficient to avoid the hopeless dilemma of choosing between launching a nuclear attack and watching aggressors make piece-meal conquests.
Time is short. This situation should never have been permitted to arise. But if we move now, if we are willing to gamble with our money instead of our survival, we have, I am sure, the wit and resource to maintain the minimum conditions for our survival, for our alliances, and for the active pursuit of peace.
This is not a call of despair. It is a call for action – a call based upon the belief that at this moment in history our security “transcends normal budgetary considerations.”
But merely calling for more funds is not enough. Money spent on the wrong systems would not only be wasteful – it could slow us down. Merely to criticize is not enough, without stating clearly and candidly that to correct the situation will cost money. That money is not either mysteriously or easily made available. But I have indicated that I think the money must and can be made available, from elsewhere in the Pentagon, elsewhere in the Budget, and elsewhere in the economy -- including, if necessary, from additional tax revenues.
I am suggesting, therefore, three major changes in the pending defense budget:
First - We must provide funds to protect our investment in SAC, as long as it is our chief deterrent – primarily by making possible an airborne alert – keeping 25% of our nuclear striking force in the air at all times, to prevent them from being destroyed along with their bases in the event of a sudden attack. The Congress cannot and should not order such an alert now – only the President has the information and responsibility necessary to make that decision. But no President will feel free to do so, in view of the enormous cost, wear and tear involved, unless funds are provided for more flight and maintenance crews, more planes and parts, more tankers and more fuel. Any portion of the money appropriated for this purpose not actually used for this purpose should be used to speed up construction of our new ballistic early warning system – so that our planes will be off the ground before the missiles arrive – and further to disperse our bases, to reduce the chances of one paralyzing blow.
Second - We must provide funds to step up our Polaris, Minuteman and air-to-ground missile development program, in order to hasten the day when a full, mobile missile force becomes our chief deterrent and closes any gap between ourselves and the Russians. As a power which will never strike first, our hopes for anything close to an absolute deterrent must rest on missiles which come from hidden, moving or invulnerable bases that will not be wiped out by a surprise attack: Polaris missiles on atomic submarines, Minuteman missiles on moving flat-cars or in underground complexes, or long-range air-to-ground missiles on slow-flying planes or launching platforms. A retaliatory capacity based on adequate numbers of these weapons would deter any aggressor from launching or even threatening an attack – an attack he knew could not find or destroy enough of our force to prevent his own destruction.
But long-range air-to-ground missiles and launching platforms are still in an early stage of development. Polaris submarine goals have been consistently pushed back, with the proposed budget providing funds for starting only three. The Minuteman program likewise is suffering from delay, with no real start on either the moving railway car concept of the elaborate underground launching facilities required. If we hope to close whatever missile gap exists in 1963 or thereafter, these funds must be provided in 1960.
Third - We must provide funds to augment, modernize and provide increased mobility and versatility for the conventional forces and weapons of the Army and Marine Corps. The more difficult a decisive nuclear war becomes the more important will be the forces designed to oppose non-nuclear aggression.
There are other essential needs requiring additional funds in this Budget as well: to complete and improve our continental defense and warning systems and to disperse our bases, as already mentioned – to accelerate Atlas Missile development – to equip us for anti-submarine warfare – to restore our Merchant Marine – to expand our space and military research – and to initiate a realistic fall-out shelter program.
But the three stated above are the most critical. Our hopes for peace – for disarmament – for the time when the money required for this effort can be used for more constructive and enlightened uses all over the world – depend upon our obtaining the deterrent strength to which these three categories are vital. That is our real goal – an end to war, and an end to the arms race, an end to these vast military departments and expenditures. We want to show our greatness in peace, not in war. We want to demonstrate the strength of our ideas, not our arms (and that is why, at the same time we prepare our deterrent, we must also prepare for disarmament – with specific concrete plans and policies that will strengthen our position at the bargaining table. I shall propose some positive steps for peace along these lines in my second address this week). But to secure that peace – to make certain that we never invite war – we must act now to build our security.
I repeat: we shall never be able to prove beyond all doubts that the efforts I have outlined are necessary for our security. We are taking a gamble with our money. But the alternative is to gamble with our lives.
Some say that it is deplorable that these facts are discussed on the Senate Floor. I agree. It is not the discussion that is deplorable, however, but the facts. The Russians already know these facts. The American people do not. The debate itself is not deplorable – it is deplorable that the situation deteriorated to this point where it became a matter for debate. In matters of this kind, the only wise and safe course is leave a margin so large as to preclude any doubt or debate.
For when we are in doubt, our allies are in doubt – and our enemy is in doubt – and such doubts are tempting to him. While those doubts persist, he will want to push, to probe and possibly to attack. He will not want to talk disarmament. He will not want to talk peace at the Summit.
I urge that this Congress, before the President departs for the Summit, demonstrate conclusively that we are removing those doubts – and that we are prepared to pay the full costs necessary to insure peace. Let us remember what Gibbon said of the Romans:
“They kept the peace – by a constant preparation for war; and by making clear to their neighbors that they were as little disposed to offer as to endure injury.”
sam, le 27 fév 2016, 20:59
Missing email again.
sam, le 27 fév 2016, 13:23
Before the 1996 merger with Ciba-Geigy to form Novartis, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (Sandoz AG) was a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland (as was Ciba-Geigy), and was best known for developing drugs such as Sandimmune for organ transplantation, the antipsychotic Clozaril, Mellaril Tablets and Serentil Tablets for treating psychiatric disorders, and Cafergot Tablets and Torecan Suppositories for treating migraine headaches.
The Chemiefirma Kern und Sandoz
("Kern and Sandoz Chemistry Firm") was founded in 1886 by Alfred Kern (1850–1893) and Edouard Sandoz (1853–1928). The first dyes manufactured by them were alizarinblue and auramine. After Kern's death, the partnership became the corporation Chemische Fabrik vormals Sandoz
in 1895. The company began producing the fever-reducing drug antipyrin in the same year. In 1899, the company began producing the sugar substitute, saccharin. Further pharmaceutical research began in 1917 under Arthur Stoll (1887–1971), who is the founder of Sandoz's pharmaceutical department in 1917. In 1918, Arthur Stoll isolated ergotamine from ergot; the substance was eventually used to treat migraine and headaches and was introduced under the trade name Gynergen in 1921.
Between the World Wars, Gynergen (1921) and Calcium-Sandoz (1929) were brought to market. Sandoz also produced chemicals for textiles, paper, and leather, beginning in 1929. In 1939, the company began producing agricultural chemicals.
The psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) were discovered at the Sandoz laboratories in 1943 by Arthur Stoll and Albert Hofmann. Sandoz began clinical trials and marketed the substance, from 1947 through the mid-1960s, under the name Delysid
as a psychiatric drug, thought useful for treating a wide variety of mental ailments, ranging from alcoholism to sexual deviancy. Sandoz suggested in its marketing literature that psychiatrists take LSD themselves, to gain a better subjective understanding of the schizophrenic experience, and many did exactly that and so did other scientific researchers. The Sandoz product received mass publicity as early as 1954, in a Time Magazine feature. Research on LSD peaked in the 1950s and early 1960s. Sandoz withdrew the drug from the market in the mid-1960s. The drug became a cultural novelty of the 1960s after psychologist Timothy Leary at Harvard University began to promulgate its use for recreational and spiritual experiences among the general public.
Sandoz opened its first foreign offices in 1964.
In 1967, Sandoz merged with Wander AG (known for Ovomaltine and Isostar). Sandoz acquired the companies Delmark, Wasabröd (a Swedish manufacturer of crisp bread), and Gerber Products Company (a baby food company).
On 1 November 1986, a fire broke out in a production plant storage room, which led to Sandoz chemical spill and a large amount of pesticide being released into the upper Rhine river. This exposure killed many fish and other aquatic life.
In 1995, Sandoz spun off its specialty chemicals business to form Clariant. Subsequently, in 1997, Clariant merged with the specialty chemicals business that was spun off from Hoechst AG in Germany.
In 1996 Sandoz merged with Ciba-Geigy, with the pharmaceutical and agrochemical divisions of both staying together to form Novartis.
ven, le 26 fév 2016, 19:38
This is the publicly stated list of Board of Directors for the hospital that is apparently associated with the internet service that has been deleting my emails since I moved in here on September 11, 2014. They run a "Catholic" "Hospital" whose wireless signal is part of the cover-up regarding the nature of the religion and the cause of the massive fatalities you've been experiencing out there. They have help in the form of the local pedophilia radio station KBVM 88.3, and also the neighbors in room 606 at 1201 SW 11th Avenue in Portland. Because I have yet to find a Providence Hospital in the area I am unsure why the wifi here has that name on it, and for financial reasons directly related to the communications problem I have yet to move away from here, though that has been a goal for quite a while. I will try to ask Mr. Roosevelt what he thinks about it.
Michael Holcomb, Board Chairman
Retired assistant general manager, Snohomish County Public Utility District, Washington
Sister Chauncey Boyle, SP
Retired assistant housing director, Vincent House, Washington
Provost, Seattle University, Washington
Martha Diaz Aszkenazy
Private business owner, publishing and real estate, California
Sister Phyllis Hughes, RSM
Retired health care executive, California
Executive vice president and chief clinical officer, Novant Health, North Carolina
Founder of McDonald Industries and Peak Oilfield Service Company, Washington
Retired executive, Starbucks, Washington
Retired health care executive, Alaska
Caronlina Reyes, MD
Medical director, maternal and fetal medicine, Virgina Hospital Center, Washington D.C.
Peter J. Snow
Strategy consultant, New Mexico
Michael A. Stein
Retired, formerly chief financial officer of ICOS Corporation, Washington
Charles Watts, MD
Professor of medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Illinois
Finance and audit consultant, New Mexico
Educational consultant, Washington
This is the list of their "Sponsors":http://www2.providence.org/phs/Pages/Sponsors.aspx
This is listed as "Providence Health and Services Leadership":
Rodney F. Hochman, MD, president and CEO
Mike Butler, president, operations and services
Deborah Burton, RN, PhD, vice president, chief nursing officer
Debra A. Canales, executive vice president, chief people and experience officer
Amy Compton-Phillips, M.D., executive vice president and chief clinical officer
Joel Gilbertson, senior vice president, community partnerships and external affairs
Todd Hofheins, executive vice president, chief financial officer
Orest Holubec, senior vice president, marketing and communication
Dave Hunter, vice president, supply chain management
Aaron Martin, senior vice president, strategy and innovation
Rhonda Medows, MD, executive vice president, population health
John O. “Jack” Mudd, senior vice president, Mission leadership
Janice Newell, senior vice president, chief information officer
Harvey W. Smith, chief customer experience officer
Cindy Strauss, senior vice president, chief legal officer
Craig Wright, MD, senior vice president, physician services
Regional & Service Line Leadership
Anthony Armada, FACHE, chief executive officer, Swedish Health Services
Steve Burdick, regional chief executive, Southeast Washington
Ira Byock, MD, chief medical officer, Providence Institute for Human Caring
Medrice Coluccio, regional chief executive, Southwest Washington
Elaine Couture, regional chief executive, Eastern Washington
Jeff Fee, regional chief executive, Western Montana
Robert Hellrigel, senior vice president and chief executive, Senior and Community Services
Bruce Lamoureux, regional chief executive, Alaska
Marcel Loh, FACHE, chief executive, Providence Saint John's Health Center and the John Wayne Cancer Institute
Preston Simmons, FACHE, regional chief executive, Northwest Washington
Dave Underriner, regional chief executive, Oregon
Timothy Zaricznyj, PhD, director, supportive housing
Because of the continuing clusterfuck where I live, this is one of the gifts I got for Christmas:
Other gifts I got for Christmas were the complete dissolving of the British empire and a confession from the Bush 43-era military about how they had installed Adolf Hitler in office and started the Second World War.
The Yahoo front page as I see it here has been turned into a giant Republican push poll and a conservative psy op is attempting to affect nearly all broadcast and recorded media to which I am exposed.
People were almost certainly murdered again as I listened to the weirdness upstairs while typing this.
ven, le 26 fév 2016, 19:21
New email alert, inbox devoid of new email again.
The Hollow Men
Mistah Kurtz—he dead.
A penny for the Old Guy
We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar
Shape without form, shade without colour,
Paralysed force, gesture without motion;
Those who have crossed
With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
Remember us—if at all—not as lost
Violent souls, but only
As the hollow men
The stuffed men.
Eyes I dare not meet in dreams
In death's dream kingdom
These do not appear:
There, the eyes are
Sunlight on a broken column
There, is a tree swinging
And voices are
In the wind's singing
More distant and more solemn
Than a fading star.
Let me be no nearer
In death's dream kingdom
Let me also wear
Such deliberate disguises
Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves
In a field
Behaving as the wind behaves
Not that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom
This is the dead land
This is cactus land
Here the stone images
Are raised, here they receive
The supplication of a dead man's hand
Under the twinkle of a fading star.
Is it like this
In death's other kingdom
At the hour when we are
Trembling with tenderness
Lips that would kiss
Form prayers to broken stone.
The eyes are not here
There are no eyes here
In this valley of dying stars
In this hollow valley
This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms
In this last of meeting places
We grope together
And avoid speech
Gathered on this beach of the tumid river
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Of death's twilight kingdom
The hope only
Of empty men.
Here we go round the prickly pear
Prickly pear prickly pear
Here we go round the prickly pear
At five o'clock in the morning.
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom
Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
Life is very long
Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom
For Thine is
For Thine is the
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
Interrogations at a Starbucks! How surprising! Walking around outdoors was partially fun otherwise. A couple familiar faces. Gillingham remembered the French Revolution conference from Hum 220 in 1992. I surprised him by remembering it better! I was going to write him a message with all the unnecessary details about that day, that it was an outdoor conference because it was sunny outside, and how it is weird in retrospect that the instructor was named Koos, and also that I am now familiar with the reading material I skipped on that occasion because I was stoned and irresponsible, for instance that the demographics of the crowd on Bastille Day showed that they were mostly educated rather than a typical angry mob, but I am kind of prevented from the normal writing of a letter to a friend because of the interrogations guy at the World Trade Center Starbucks unable to leave my brain alone as I sit here typing. What Gillingham remembers was that I mentioned ergotism, the kind of absurd Art Bell type theory regarding the moldy bread that flooded the market before the crowd went crazy. What's funny about it is that we now understand that catalytic psych drugs are pretty much a normal part of the professional act of destabilizing a government among other hobbies. They are very common these days.
Years ago I would have written off Mr. Gillingham as the sort of elitist rich kid kind of person they give the nice jobs to at the elitist rich kid newspaper during the tech boom though it was nice to chat with him again. Inaccessible personalities from school days are sometimes people smart enough these days to know there some major hazards out there which make them rethink writing off the dirty stoner kid from decades ago. Maybe because I posted "Art Star" they sent the kid from the art museum to say hello when I went out to the streetcar.
Anyway, I have smokes again and I'm downloading copies of the VHS movies I sold to buy the smokes. The guy at the smokes store was fun to talk with and while we were there another old school person showed up unable to actually buy anything, only trying to be seen. Yeah I remember her. One of the cool kids! Hi cool kids! You should have been there when I made the universe. The paradoxes don't cancel out sometimes. Sometimes you have to cancel them out yourself. Huge bummer.
Looks like someone cleared out the interrogations guy finally. Sheesh! What did he want to know about anyway? An old war or the next one? I was considering both. I presumed he was with a candidate so I took his picture and a few minutes later he was gone. It's a simple matter of improving my quality of life so people can live longer. I'm trying to stay out of the elections business. People know what I like. I like people that tortured me and killed my friends to shut up and pay me.
When it was too early in the AM for the work crews outside or the mutants upstairs to synchronize intrusive sound effects with the typing, someone actually flew a helicopter nearby so there were aircraft sounds instead. It was quiet though for few blessed moments.Three missing after Didcot collapse 'unlikely to be alive'
It is "highly unlikely" that three people missing in the Didcot power station collapse are alive, a local fire chief says.
One person is dead and five are injured after the "major incident" at the Oxfordshire site on Tuesday.
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service chief fire officer David Etheridge said there had been "no signs of life detected" in the wreckage.
Demolition work had been taking place at the decommissioned Didcot A plant.
Mr Etheridge said search and rescue teams have been using thermal imaging cameras, drones with audio sensing equipment and sniffer dogs but had not detected anything.
He said the teams had received no response from the demolition workers' radio, which they were treating as "highly significant".
The three people being treated in hospital are seriously injured and are being treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The second half of the building "could collapse at any time" as it has undergone the same process as the first half of the building, which collapsed, he added.
Mr Etheridge said the operation could take "days if not week" due to the nine metre (30ft) high pile of unstable debris.
The incident, which was initially reported as an explosion, happened at 16:00 GMT on Tuesday.
During Prime Minister's Questions, David Cameron sent his "sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim and best wishes to the injured and those still missing".
Ministerial meetings on the matter had already taken place with further meetings taking place later, he added.
An Npower spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that shortly after 16:00 part of the boiler house at our former Didcot A power station site in Oxfordshire collapsed while an external demolition contractor was working in it. Our thoughts are with the families of all those involved in this tragedy."
Coleman and Company, the firm behind the demolition, tweeted that it was "working with all stakeholders to establish facts" and it urged concerned relatives of employees to get in touch.
Mr Etheridge added the families of those missing were "obviously distraught".
Ed Vaizey, the Conservative MP for Didcot, said the man who died and the three people who are still missing are based in the north of England.
He was at the scene this morning and said he was "hoping and praying" for the missing men and their families.
Devastating Tornado Outbreak: Three Dead as Severe Storms Hit South
Feb 23 2016 06:30 PM EST
By Sean Breslin
Three people have died as a dangerous, multi-day round of severe weather that has resulted in at least five confirmed tornadoes sweeps through the South.
In Louisiana, at least two people have died at a trailer park in Convent where hundreds of trailers were destroyed by a likely tornado, according to the Associated Press.
Sheriff Willy Martin added that authorities are still looking for people believed to be trapped under the debris.
He said he could not give an exact number of people injured but that he saw at least 30 people with injuries — seven of which were in critical condition. An unknown number of people have been reported missing.
The sheriff's office told WRBZ the trailer park had around 160 homes and about 300 residents.
Lamar County officials have confirmed to WDAM that there has been one fatality near Purvis, Mississippi.
Vann Byrd of the Lamar County Emergency Management Agency says the death occurred in a mobile home west of Purvis. The victim was identified as 73-year-old Harris Dale Purvis.
These storms are expected to push east and are likely to spawn several tornadoes. Here's a look at how other areas are preparing for this severe weather event.Louisiana
Governor John Bel Edwards issued a state of emergency for seven different parishes across the state, including St. Johns, Assumption and Washington.
“I ask all Louisianans to pray for the victims of the terrible storms that touched down in Louisiana today and especially at the Sugar Hill RV Park in Convent,” said Governor Edwards. "We will do all that we can to help restore the families, businesses and communities destroyed by this tragedy.”
Several reported tornadoes left damage in southeastern Louisiana late Tuesday morning, and the threat continued into the afternoon in that area. Façades of buildings were peeled back by the strong winds, and roofs were tossed into nearby parking lots or fields in the Baton Rouge area.
Some of the most severe damage so far has occurred in Prairieville, southeast of Baton Rouge, where a Gold's Gym and several other buildings nearby sustained moderate damage around the time a tornado was reported in the area. Just 18 miles northeast, in Livingston, several homes had their roofs completely torn off.
A likely tornado touched down near Paincourtville in Assumption Parish and tracked eastward through parts of Belle Rose, Donaldsonville, Welcome and Convent.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff reported severe damage to businesses in Paincourtville and damage to a home in Belle River. Photos on Twitter showed the Paincourtville water tower destroyed, semi trucks at a Paincourtville business tipped over, and houses in both Paincourtville and Bell Rose torn apart.
Just after 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, a possible tornado was reported near Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner. Shortly after, the National Weather Service reported damage to several structures nearby.
There were reports of cars damaged at a parking lot near the airport. High winds sheared the brick and mortar from the rear wall of the New Mount Bethel Baptist Church. Ronald Myers, who lives across the street, believes it was a tornado.
"My wife came over to turn the [church] alarm off and she came back home and said, 'Baby, the wall behind the church has done fell down.'"
He said he struggled to keep his footing in the wind, and his wife was nearly knocked down.
"I weigh 242 pounds. If it could move me, it was moving," he said.
A possible tornado touched down between Franklin and Baldwin in St. Mary Parish, damaging several homes and downing power lines, according to KATC. No injuries were reported.
Other suspected tornadoes were reported north of Lake Pontchartrain and west of the city in St. Charles and Ascension parishes.
Nearly 20,000 customers were without power in south Louisiana on Tuesday as severe storms moved into the area, Entergy said.
School officials canceled classes in districts expected to be impacted by the severe weather Tuesday afternoon. Nearly all Baton Rouge-area schools were closed Tuesday, according to WBRZ.com.
Many schools in other parts of southeastern Louisiana also canceled classes Tuesday; the New Orleans Times-Picayune has a complete list.
Two radar confirmed tornadoes were spotted in Mississippi early Tuesday evening, one in southern Marion County and the other near Bogalusa in Pearl River County.
Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency for all areas of the state that may be affected by severe weather, ahead of Tuesdays storms, Mississippi New Now reports.
Jackson State University closed all locations as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, WLBT reports, and numerous school districts across the state released students early Tuesday to get them home before the storms begin.
An emergency shelter was scheduled to open at noon on Tuesday in Lamar County, the report added.Florida
Early reports of widespread tornado damage have come out of Escambia County as the outbreak moves east.
The National Weather Service confirmed a twister that crossed Interstate 10, flipping several cars and a tractor trailer on the Escambia Bay Bridge, leaving the highway closed from mile marker 17 to mile marker 43.
24 units of the Mooring Apartment complex in Pensacola have been completely destroyed, while an additional six suffered minor damage.
"We were watching TV and the lights blinked three times," said Madeline Santiago, a resident of the apartment complex that was hit Tuesday evening told the Pensacola News Journal. "We heard a train noise and a bunch of hollering. We didn't know it was coming."
At least six injuries have been reported, though the extent is unknown, said Escambia County Media Relations Specialist Amanda Taft. The Escambia County Fire and Rescue also reported a "catastrophic" gas leak. On-scene crews aided in search and rescue duties for any who may be entrapped by debris.
Four people were taken to the hospital with injuries from Grand Baroque Apartments on Scenic Highway, according to a FOX 10 report. No fatalities occurred at that location.
An outage report Tuesday night listed nearly 10,000 customers without power in the Pensacola area, Gulf Power reported. Alabama
Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency early Tuesday evening as the storm systems approached Alabama.
Troy City Schools announced that students would be sent home at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and after-school activities would be canceled, the AP reported. Several other school districts followed suit in canceling after-school events, including Tuscaloosa and Mobile schools, but they were waiting to see if early dismissal would be necessary, the report added.
State athletics officials canceled two state high school championship basketball games in the Montgomery area.
WIAT.com has a list of districts impacted by early closings and other announcements.Texas
Classes were canceled Tuesday in two southern Texas school districts after power outages and damage made it dangerous for students to attend. On Facebook, the Brackett Independent School District said damage to school buildings and vehicles from Tuesday morning's storms forced officials to call off school, while power outages canceled classes for the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District. About 10,000 customers in Del Rio were without power Tuesday morning, AEP Texas reported.
A Houston Independent School District bus driver suffered minor injuries when a school bus flipped onto its side in rainy conditions, according to the Associated Press. There were no students aboard the bus when the accident occurred along Highway 288 at about dawn Tuesday morning, Houston ISD spokesperson Lila Hollin told the AP.
The NWS confirmed an EF0 tornado was in progress early Tuesday morning in Wharton County, east-southeast of Boiling-lago.
mar, le 23 fév 2016, 20:50
Alert says three new messages, only one new message visible, hostile robots upstairs with their noises again when I go online from home.
The inspection never happened, though I tidied up the place anyway and it feels nice. Tiny bit sleep deprived, because I had to wait all day for the inspectors without napping because I have to barricade the door when unconscious to keep the monsters out. The usual suspects gathered in the hallway when I had the door open for a while, with the usual stereotypical robot error.
My next-door neighbor eventually appeared for a minute and I told him I was sorry about all the screaming if it was annoying. He said I was okay and said it was his upstairs neighbors he was more upset about. I told him I had the same problem in my room. Robot attention whores in room 606 want to be known for all eternity as the evil drone scum of the earth. It is their chance to feel famous for torturing someone important and even at this moment are unable to stop. I told the next-door neighbor that I have been screaming back at the parasitic monsters upstairs nearly every day since November 1, and routinely reporting them to the police. It was nice to get to speak with a friendly, and to collect more evidence. At quarter to eight they started censoring the wireless signal again.
I'm pretty sure people were murdered again because of the noise I'm listening to still. It must only be like every day in a row since I got here or something. If you want to stop the noise for me I would give you a cookie.
Important and entertaining content may have gone here today though instead it is only more complaints about the thing the future has reported has already been destroyed with a mushroom cloud.
If you dislike mushroom clouds you can remove the thing in room 606, and then those other things too.
mar, le 23 fév 2016, 04:24
The 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak was a deadly tornado outbreak which affected the Southern United States and the lower Ohio Valley on February 5 and 6, 2008. The event began on Super Tuesday, while 24 U.S. states were holding primary elections and caucuses to select the presidential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee were among the affected regions in which primaries were being held. Some voting locations were forced to close early due to the approaching severe weather.
Eighty-seven tornadoes occurred over the course of the outbreak, which lasted over 15 hours from the afternoon of February 5 until the early morning of February 6. The storm system produced several destructive tornadoes in heavily populated areas, most notably in the Memphis metropolitan area, in Jackson, Tennessee, and the northeastern end of the Nashville metropolitan area.
A total of 57 people were killed across four states and 18 counties, with hundreds of others injured. The outbreak, at the time, was the deadliest in the era of modern NEXRAD doppler radar, which was fully implemented in 1997. The event was the second deadliest in February since 1950 behind the February 1971 Mississippi Valley tornado outbreak, which killed 123, the deadliest outbreak in both Tennessee and Kentucky since the 1974 Super Outbreak, and was at the time the deadliest tornado outbreak in the US overall since the 1985 United States–Canada tornado outbreak which killed 90 people. This record would not be surpassed until the 2011 Super Outbreak which killed 324 people. Damage from tornadoes was estimated at over $500 million (2008 USD).
The weather system which produced the tornadoes caused significant straight-line wind damage, hail as large as softballs – 4.5 inches (11 cm) in diameter – major flooding, significant freezing rain, and heavy snow across many areas of eastern North America. The total damage from the entire weather system exceeded $1 billion.