March 13, 2011

"Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami."

Move the slider back and forth to see the horrible destruction.

123 comments:

Julius said...

Cool! It's like Sim City before and after Godzilla comes roaming through!

AllenS said...

What is "the slider"?

woof said...

What is "the slider"?

The vertical line separating the before and after picks has a blue slider that can be pulled horizontally.

M.E. said...

AllenS: I think it only works in Mozilla. I didn't see any slider in IE.

The Drill SGT said...

same here. using IE and Windows 7, I see 8 "before" shots

Phil 3:14 said...

Powerful

edutcher said...

Looks like a comparison of Japanese cities after the B-29 raids.

PS Julie, go find a good shrink. You've gone way beyond just being an ass.

Julius said...

works in Firefox, Chrome, Safari

doesn't work in IE

shoutingthomas said...

Alright nerds!

How'd they do that?

Doesn't seem to be Flash. Or is it?

Any ideas?

Anybody pulled out the source code and found the answer?

woof said...

Before And After

Mouse over the images to see the differences.

lucid said...
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lemondog said...

Works in IE8 XP pro

lucid said...

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit writes:

"WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE JAPANESE NUCLEAR SITUATION? Not that much. Which is why I’m not doing much with it"

But it is not trute that Glenn is not doing much with the situation.

IN the last 24 hours, Glenn has tried to sell his readers potassium idodide tablets, flashlights, lanterns, safes, emergency medical supplies and other disaster-related supplies.

So, Glenn is too modest when he says he has not done much with the nuclear issues.

Glenn does this via ubiquitous links to Amazon that earn him about 8% on everything you buy there after clicking through.

The 8% of your money that Glenn gets is added directly to Amazon's cost of doing business and to the prices that you pay.

Does Glenn need your 8%?

He already gets over $200,000 a year in salary and benefits as a state-paid teacher who almost certainly doesn't work at his state-paid job more than 10 hours a week for 7 months of the year.

He can't be fired.

His salary is paid by taxpayers who earn a lot less money than he does and who work a lot harder.

AllenS said...

Phew! I have IE, and was unable to find anything that looked like a slider. However, never underestimate my ability to screw something up.

Emil Blatz said...

As much as I dislike the NYT, their multimedia stuff and graphics are really good.

You can see the sense of organization and orderliness in the before photos. In a country which routinely is so concerned with order, the shock must be even greater. Very important questions on what to rebuild, in what sequence, where and how are going to have to be resolved, quickly. Since everything is gone, the amount of re-construction is going to be an economic boom. How they finance it - I dunno.

woof said...

How'd they do that?

It's JavaScript using the jQuery frame work.

lemondog said...

Make sure your cursor is on the photo for the slider to appear.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Well, I for one am enraged at Glenn for making more money than I do. He should be stopped. It's not fair. Or, you know, I suppose I could just not buy anything through his Amazon link. But that would be too easy. Maybe a law against it would be better, so I don't have to worry about having any self-control and stuff.

Roger J. said...

Dudes--irrespective of the interfaces involved what you are seeing is a wonderful example of pre and post damage assessment--This kind of information is invaluable to emergency responders who in the past had to wait for eyewitness reports and then correlate them--

Go to the EROS site run by USGS--this is a valuable addition to our first response capability

LarryTheOlder said...

It works on IE 9 release candidate. IE 9 final will be released tomorrow, March 14th. I use Firefox but IE9 seems OK.

shoutingthomas said...

It's JavaScript using the jQuery frame work.

Yes, you're right.

The photos are .jpeg.

jQuery is very cool. Used it a lot recently. Addresses CSS and div tags on a programmatic level.

Damned stuff is replacing Flash in a lot of application development.

People worry that Flash has too big a footprint.

woof said...

Make sure your cursor is on the photo for the slider to appear.

You can also just click on either photograph and the slider to slide to that horizontal point.

Julius said...

@shoutingthomas-

Here's the relevant javascript if you want to see for yourself.

Roger J. said...

this information is real time data downloaded to first responders--this shit saves peoples lives and makes post damage response one hell of a lot easier

As we say in the cavalry this is good shit maynard.

shoutingthomas said...

thanks Julius.

Very clever work.

Roger J. said...

the EROS program uses some 19 different satellites than can be programmed to overfly the damage--its a multinational consortium--first responders can get real time data within hours rather than days--and in the event of an earthquake, the 72 hour doesnt apply--you can only save people within 24 hours. Look up crush syndrome.

Roger J. said...

The other aspect to this is if data has been geocoded you can tell precisely what was there prior and what is there after--this is technology that has flown under the radar screen but is significant

GreggoryJ said...

Now is a time for prayer, truly an end of time phenomena.

Roger J. said...

Gregory--regretably it is not--we had tornadoes in KY two years ago and the first responders knew what the damage was and where within 4 hours--I have no doubt Japanese officials have this info and can target first response efforts and make a difference

it is not end times--it is using some wonderful technology to save peoples live that 10 years ago would have died miseable deaths.

pbAndj said...

"WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE JAPANESE NUCLEAR SITUATION? Not that much."

Presumably the specifics in this link are correct.

Lombardi Chick said...

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit writes:

I'm starting to think, lucid, that Glenn Reynolds must have pushed your hand off his ass at a party or something.

Roger J. said...

Please readers--if ground data is geocoded, we have the capacity to use that data in pre and post event data assessment--if such data is not then we get the neat pictures of tragedy--geocoding is essential--and it makes the job of first responders much easier

yeah the website is cool--but please please think of what it does to save people

Roger J. said...

Sorry--did I mention I am a fanatic on this point

bagoh20 said...

Jeez Lucid, you sound like Reynolds dumped you for cheerleader. Are you gonna tell us next about his substandard lovemaking?

lucid said...

@Lombardi Chick--

Homophobia really isn't welcome around here.

What really bugs me about Reynolds is his appalling hypocrisy. He has been attacking the Wisconsin teachers continuously.

But he himself exploits his state-paid and tenure-protected job as a teacher in a way that none of the Wisconsin teachers do.

Given his other activites as a semi-journalist and blogger, it would be very difficult for him to spend much of his time on his students, his teaching, or maintaining his scholarship. I would estimate it at less than ten hours a week for 7 months of the year.

But he doesn't do the honorable thing to stop taking taxpayers money and resign his position.

Instead, he exploits the fact that it is difficult to fire him, attackes other people who work much harder and more honorably than he does, and tries very hard to sell his readers a bunch of expensive products all day long.

It is unseemly and despicable.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Homophobia really isn't welcome around here.

As soon as you can explain how, exactly, what she said is "homophobia"...

Oh, that's right, you can't because there is none.

Roger J. said...

WTF--this is a thread about earthquakes--what is this other shit

someone is being misdirected

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Given his other activites as a semi-journalist and blogger, it would be very difficult for him to spend much of his time on his students, his teaching, or maintaining his scholarship. I would estimate it at less than ten hours a week for 7 months of the year.

Also, got proof for that, or is it a "feeling" you have?

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Tsunami Castaway

A 60-year-old man has been found on the roof of his floating house nearly 10 miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan.

Hiromitsu Shinkawa must have resigned himself to his fate when he was swept away by the retreating tsunami that roared ashore in his home town of Minami Soma in Fukushima prefecture.

As the wave approached, Shinkawa took the fateful decision to return home to collect belongings. Minutes later he was out at sea clinging to a piece of the roof from his own home.

Incredibly, he was spotted by a maritime self-defence force destroyer taking part in the rescue effort as he clung to the wreckage with one hand and waved a self-made red flag with the other. He had been at sea for two days.

Lombardi Chick said...

@Lombardi Chick--

Homophobia really isn't welcome around here.


I beg your pardon - homophobia? Did I mention gender? No, I don't believe I did.

In fact, I assumed from your communication style that you were female. Apparently you're not. You're just...liberal, I guess.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

In fact, I assumed from your communication style that you were female. Apparently you're not. You're just...liberal, I guess.

BOOM! LOL

lyssalovelyredhead said...

But he himself exploits his state-paid and tenure-protected job as a teacher in a way that none of the Wisconsin teachers do.

Given his other activites as a semi-journalist and blogger, it would be very difficult for him to spend much of his time on his students, his teaching, or maintaining his scholarship. I would estimate it at less than ten hours a week for 7 months of the year.



With apologies for feeding this absurd OT ranting, I just want to say that Glenn Reynolds was a professor of mine a few years ago (in 2007 and 2009). He certainly spent the requisite time required, responded well to students' needs, and was an all around very effective professor.

As I understand it, the dean has told him that he can use his writing (blogging and articles) to meet the his requirements as a professor, but he chooses not to (nor have I ever heard him plug, or even mention, his blog to students- I only picked it up because I saw a classmate looking at it and decided to check it out- once I realized what it was, I got hooked, and moved on to harder things, like Althouse).

I don't and wouldn't shop at Prof. Reynolds' Amazon link. I certainly don't have anything against it, it's just that he has a huge readership and I would prefer to give what I'm going to to Althouse, who I read more often anyway. I love this site and try to remember it when I shop at Amazon- Professor Althouse deserves it for creating this amazing community. You're free to disagree and choose not to shop there, though.

- Lyssa

Roger J. said...

This thread has gone horribly wrong

although lombardi chick is hot

Roger J. said...

as is lyssa

But damn folks--its an EARTHQUAKE thread

LL said...

Eduteacher's observation is on point, this looks like aerial photos of the B-29 raids of 1945. How terrible.

My older brother lives in Tokyo. He is okay and his neighborhood only got a little damage but tall buildings in his neighborhood were swaying back and forth during the quake. Terrifying stuff.

Roger J. said...

LL: credit good japanese engineering and base isolated building--the toll could have considerable worse if the japanese did have some great engineering

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

But damn folks--its an EARTHQUAKE thread

I say it's a TSUNAMI thread. So there.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

credit good japanese engineering

And, their building codes.

Roger J. said...

Shark--you say tsunami I say earthquake--but we have to agree on lombardi chick and lyssa

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Shark--you say tsunami I say earthquake--but we have to agree on lombardi chick and lyssa

Well, I looked, and well, I felt the Earth move, so I guess you're right - it's an Earthquake thread.

Roger J. said...

this is almost like a bad joke--three engineers walk into a bar....

Roger J. said...

lombardi chick and lyssa--Ok mea culpa--please forgive me my sexist comments K?

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lucid said...

@lyssa:

Your liking for Professor Reynolds is not shared by his other students.

His rating on ratemyprofessor.com is well below average for his campus, except on the criterion of "easiness," where he excells.

Is Reynolds one of those teachers who should be let go if he weren't protected by seniority?

The first three student comments from the site are reprinted below. They are pretty devastating.

1. "In his class, Professor Reynolds often offers hypotheticals involving the same characters, "Dr. Ellen Smythe" and "Rickey Kraus" and "Pamola Gellur." The problem is that the hypotheticals don't involve the law, but rather three-ways. He punctuates these stories with "heh" and "indeed" and refuses to come out from behind the podium at the end."

2. "I learned more watching Law & Order repeats."

3. "Professor Reynolds is hopeless. He is predictable. He is dreary. And he is prepared to pass judgement upon people using the flimsiest evidence (e.g. anonymous forum comments). Finally, his tendency to end lectures with the word "Heh" is extremely irritating."

Go visit the site yourself.

Maguro said...

lucid, stop polluting every thread on this blog with your inane rantings about Glenn Reynolds. Start your own anti-Reynolds site if you really need to feed your obsession with this guy. No one else gives a shit.

Troll.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Sounds like lefty children making stuff up about Reynolds. But maybe that's just me.

lucid said...

What's the matter maguro and shark?
You like dishing it out in an echo-chamber, but you can't take the push-back. Man up,

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

What's the matter maguro and shark?

I didn't realize that I have given off some indication that something was wrong.

If you can point me to such a thing, I would be willing to entertain the idea. However, since nothing is wrong (other than your thinking), don't worry about it.

Now, go back to rubbing one out while thinking of Glenn Reynolds saying "heh".

lemondog said...

My older brother lives in Tokyo. He is okay and his neighborhood only got a little damage but tall buildings in his neighborhood were swaying back and forth during the quake. Terrifying stuff.

Video of swaying high-rise

re: Glenn Reynolds, lucid take up your concerns directly with Reynolds and prompt him in a satisfactory and righteous direction.

lucid said...

@lemondog.

Yes, I'll look for a more suitable thread for discussing Reynold's hypocrisy. But he is, as another blogger called him, a douchenozzle.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Roger J., I can assure you, your and Shaaark's "sexist" comments amuse and flatter me.

Lucid, I've never trusted ratemyprofessors as a source, and I've never heard my classmates discussing them, either. I assume that they are a fairly skewed sample, and I never heard any complaints about Professor Reynolds in school. I'm surprised that you would take the first one you cite seriously; it's so obviously the work of a teenager (of mind if not body) with a grudge. In case I'm not clear, I will unequivocally state that nothing even remotely close to that was my experience in the two classes that I had with him, nor was it in any way similar to any gossip that I ever heard in my small and closely knit school. Really, grow up.

As for the third, it seems to object to his sense of humor or style, which, obviously, is personal. Believe me, if "dreary" were a reason to let go of professors, there would be very few out there. Additionally, the refernce to passing judgment based on anonymous forum comments suggests to me that this commenter is judging based on his website work, since there are no forum comments at all in law school.

As an aside: His administrative law class was definitely not easy- I scored lower than I anticipated in that class. (The second class was more theoretical and discussion based; I think you could fairly call it easy, and I did quite well. His Constitutional law class, which I didn't take, had a reputation for being difficult.)

In other words, you're being silly. You don't have to believe that I had his class, I mean, for all you know, I'm Reynolds himself in disguise (FYI to my darling Roger J & Shaaark- don't worry, I'm not!), but are commenters on ratemyprofessors really a better source?

- Lyssa

MayBee said...

IN the last 24 hours, Glenn has tried to sell his readers potassium idodide tablets, flashlights, lanterns, safes, emergency medical supplies and other disaster-related supplies.

Those things are all wise to have on hand if you live in a disaster-prone area, as most of us do. Aside from the iodide, it has nothing to do with nuclear disaster. It certainly doesn't imply in any way that he has knowledge about the Japanese nuclear situation.

Personally, I wish all people would be better prepared for emergencies, as most Japanese people are (as are Americans who live in Japan). AND I wish people would stop using their craving for disaster information to feed the "how bad could the nuke situation get?" porn.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Working in a state college, I occasionally glance at some of the ratings on ratemyprofessor, and in many cases it is very difficult to actually correlate the ratings with the professor that I know.

In fact, on some occasions I see a comment, and I can mor ethan likely identify the actual student that posted it, and know the reason behind it.

In fact, I have seen cases where a certain not-yet-tenured professor was let go by the college for very serious causes, but he had a great rating on that site. Sure, he was banging students in his class, hosting drug and alcohol-fueled parties at his residence (with some underage students present as well), and exchanging good grade for favors, but he had a great rating on that website, so they were stupid to deny him tenure...

Using anonymous internet ratings to determine the value of a professor/instructor/teacher is a joke.

lucid said...

Funny, Lyssa.

Those comments sound just like him on the blog.

And his very below average rankings are from the same supposedly skewed sample as everyone else.

That is to say, he does very poorly in comparative terms.

And I do think it is funny that you want to dispute and disqualify the only third-party evidence that we have concerning his competence as a teacher.

If you look around that site, you will see that many of the comments are very positive about professors.

But Reynold's reviews are devastating.

Your personal anecdotes and claims don't really compare as evidence.

lucid said...

@shark

Look around that site. There are many, many, many positive comments about professors. Just none about Glenn Reynolds.

And note that Reynolds did so poorly with the same sample as everyone else. Even if you want to claim that the sample is skewed, Reynolds does very badly in comparison to other professors among the same skewed sample--he does badly in comparative terms with all other things held equal.

(I assume you are able to understand the above sentence?)

Reynolds does very poorly against everyone else getting rated by the same system.

With well below-average and indeed devastating reviews like that, he surely is the kind of teacher whom he argues should be fired.

Don't you agree with him about this?

jeff said...

lucid, you left out the fact he also blends and drinks puppies. That and those satirical Amazon-like reviews are just devastating.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Look around that site. There are many, many, many positive comments about professors. Just none about Glenn Reynolds.

Really? Weird. I guess you have a different definition of "positive" than I and others do.

Reynolds is the best teacher here hands down. Really funny and the most intelligent person I know to boot. I really feel honored to be in his classes due to his accomplishments and credentials.

Great to listen to, look at and you actually learn something to carry on with you...A jewel among the otherwise barren landscape of other average or below average law professors.

Best instructor in this otherwise tepid group of professors.

Along with Neil Cohen, Professor Reynolds was one of my two favorite teachers in law school. He encourages debate and chooses topics that hold students' interests.

Very interesting and engaging class.

Flenn Reynolds was the best teacher I had in law school. He relates well to the students, has a sense of humor and clearly enjoys his job. This is one professor who is teaching for the right reasons.

Revenant said...

IN the last 24 hours, Glenn has tried to sell his readers potassium idodide tablets, flashlights, lanterns, safes, emergency medical supplies and other disaster-related supplies.

That *monster*!

Revenant said...

The first three student comments from the site are reprinted below. They are pretty devastating.

The thing that makes this hilarious is that the first "devastating comment" is obviously a spoof on his blogging style, not actual feedback from his students. :)

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

The thing that makes this hilarious is that the first "devastating comment" is obviously a spoof on his blogging style, not actual feedback from his students. :)

Even more hilarious - Apparently lucid didn't know that there were three other pages of comments.

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Birkel said...

lucid,

I pity you.

lucid said...

Hey guys-- I missed the positive comments among the negatives. Plese note his AVERAGE rating, which is quite low, except on "Easiness," where he excells.

However you cherrypick the comments (I just reprinted the first three I found) his average ranking is well below others in his school and on his campus.

My guess is that Reynolds probably added the positve comments himself.

But his average is his average, and it is terrible, well below the other professors.

He should be replaced by somebody who would spend more time doing a better job for less money.

I am sure that Glenn agrees that he should be replaced.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

My guess is that Reynolds added the positve comments himself.

So then you agree that since the site can be gamed so easily, that it is basically useless then? Good.

Because I believe that, as others have pointed out, the negative comments are because of his blogging, and not his teaching.

So, the site, and its ratings, are useless as any measure of how good or bad a professor is. Good to know we agree.

lucid said...

The negative comments are about his teaching. It is just so recognizable from his blogging--like the repeated use of "Heh."

There are no forums on his blog, so the comments can't possibly pertain to his blog.

You constantly misrepresent the evidence--in fact you routinely lie.

So it is not surprising that you think other people do the same.

lucid said...

@Birkel:

Lick me.

Paddy O said...

Here's what's happening with the nuclear site.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

So - negative anonymous comments about Reynolds == Truth, positive anonymous comments about Reynolds == Lies.

Got it.

LL said...

ratemyprofessor.com is like a bathroom wall. If you have an axe to grind, that is the place.

Paddy O said...

Wait, I thought this thread was about Japan.

Sad how some people want to use tragedy to get attention for their own political causes.

In a thread about quake/tsunami damage the issue has become Glenn Reynolds. That's not really just sad, that's despicable.

There's a time and a place for politics and biases. There's a time and a place where such need to just shut up for a bit.

Revenant said...

If we can just get Lucid to complain about Instapundit three more times, Reynolds will have officially received more negative comments in this blog thread than he has received at ratemyprofessors.com in the last seven years.

Anyone taking bets?

MayBee said...

Just as embarrassing, PaddyO, in a thread about the devastation of a country which is probably the most prepared to handle such devastation, this thread has people railing against emergency preparation.
The toll of this quake will be high, but much lower than it would be in most places. That is an important lesson for us to learn.

Birkel said...

lucid,

I will continue to pity you.
Your crass comments only incite me to greater pity.

I wish you serenity.

lucid said...

Do any of you want to address the issue of Reynold's hypocrisy--his being a state teacher and all who spends most of his time not at his job?

Revenant said...

Two more to go. You can do it!

Michael said...

Yes, lucid, I will address the Reynolds question. I would vote him a raise for pissing you off. Oh, and by the way, I don't believe he is represented by a union. I believe he negotiates his own deal, but then I might be wrong in which case I would simply say that you were insane.

And as I believe we have been saying in various ways, the job of teacher isn't exactly the most taxing of occupations, there is time to do plenty of other stuff every day and certainly all summer. So why not pound sand in your spare time?

miller said...

lucid -

you are wrong about the 8% being ADDED to the purchase price or cost of doing business.

it is already factored in as a marketing expense - it's the Affiliates fee that is paid if someone buys an Amazon product on a 3rd-party site. If you buy directly, no one gets the fee and it stays in the pot until someone else claims it by making a purchase from an Affiliate.

lucid said...

miller--

Of course the 8% gets added to the price of the products. Do you think Amazon prints the money they pay to Reynolds?

It becomes part of the cost of doing business.

If you go directly to the Amazon portal on the web, you save them the cost of paying Reynolds.

That reduces their cost on that transaction and permits them to price lower.

Revenant said...

It is neck and neck. Will Lucid manage to exhibit more online contempt for Reynolds today than all his students have collectively shown in seven years?

We await the results with bated breath.

lucid said...

Reynolds has a state contract that is negotiated by a teachers union,. It is just another example of his hypocrisy.

The pattern of his student evaluations--below average scores except on the criterion of "Easiness," where he is sharply above average--is often the pattern with a professor who is lazy or barely doing his job.

He doesn't work at his classes hard enough to teach well, so he gets below average scores on teaching, like Reynolds does.

And he doesn't give enough work--or perhaps even carefully read his exams--to give fair grades.

So his grades tend to be high in order to prevent complaints and challenges from students.

Maguro said...

Is Glenn Reynolds divorced? Cause lucid sounds a lot like his ex-wife.

Michael said...

Lucid, you probably wouldn't have made a good lawyer anyway.

Revenant said...

Congrats, Lucid! :)

bagoh20 said...

Lucid, even if everything you say about Reynold is true, you still seem like more of an ass than him, and he doesn't even have to spend any time pointing it out.

miller said...

lucid

I'll write slower for your benefit.

The 8% is the cost of doing business. Marketing. It is included in the price.

No business survives without marketing.

Having Affiliates sell through their websites is the cost of doing business.

Having more people sell your product at an 8% commission is pretty darned good.

Thanks for playing.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

And I do think it is funny that you want to dispute and disqualify the only third-party evidence that we have concerning his competence as a teacher.

You're right, how could I be so closed minded as to not take "third-party evidence", the words of anonymous posters who may or may not actually have taken his class and seem to cling to sex jokes over my own eyes and ears. I stand completely corrected; obviously my own experiences are completely irrelevant.

/sarc off.

bagoh20 said...

If you go through the affiliate they get 8%. If you don't Amazon keeps it. That may lower costs and thus prices, but more likely it will just increase profits. It's not mysterious and it's perfectly fair and honest.

So who do you want to get the 8%? Your choice. Pick one and shut up.

Michael said...

So, lucid, if Reynolds is so crappy why doesn't UT simply fire him?

MayBee said...

That reduces their cost on that transaction and permits them to price lower.

Oy. They are giving him a tiny commission in exchange for cheap advertising. More sales usually means lower cost for all. I await your argument that if Amazon didn't advertise at all, their prices would be even lower.

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lucid said...

Miller, of the dubious intelligence, writes:

"The 8% is the cost of doing business. Marketing. It is included in the price."

That is my very point!!And marketing is one of Amazon's principla costs.
Reducing their marketing costs reduces their prices!!!

Thus (I tell you for the third time), if you buy through their portal instead of through Glenn's, you lower their marketing costs and thus their prices.

lucid said...

@Miichael--

You are obviously coming in late here.

Reynolds has the protection of tenure, which makes him almost impossible to fire.

He offends me so thoroughly because of his hypocrisy. He has been attacking the Wisconsin teachers. But he is by far one of the worst offenders of the state-teacher-tenuire system.

I am sure that the Wisconsin teachers generally do a good day's work for their pay and that they care about their jobs and that they help their students.

Reynolds appears to use his tenured, taxpayer supported postion to blog and do other things that are unrelated to what he is being paid a state salary to do, but which make him more money, e.g. his Amazon links.

In the private sector, as I have said before, Reynolds's ass would be fired so fast he would leave his underwear behind.

MamaM said...

I find it difficult to know what to say in the face of such complete devastation. It appears others are finding it difficult too.

What is missing from the pictures, besides the homes, personal possessions, workplaces of thousands of men, women and children, are the people themselves.

Where are they?

The topographical destruction shown is only half the picture. The amount of death that took place from one scene to the next has yet to be revealed.

Trooper York said...

Envy is not a pretty emotion.

Trooper York said...

You have to feel for the Japs.

It's a damn shame.

DADvocate said...

Lucid - your comments about Reynolds shows your ignorance.

Professors in certain areas make more money than others simply because of market pressures. Attorneys and clinical psychologists, for instance, can make much more in the private market than English and history professors could.

If universities want quality professors in certain areas, they must pay an attractive wage due to market forces. There's no hypocrisy in working hard, becoming an expert in your field and reaping the rewards. In the 1970s at the University of Tennessee, I knew professors that made more than the governor. (They raised the governors salary as a result.)

Should we resort to a communist system so that your average middle school teacher gets paid as much as one of the top law professors?

Andrea said...

I can't believe that you all let a pathetic troll completely derail a conversation about the disaster in Japan to his own pathetic obsessions. STOP FEEDING HIM. STARVE THE TROLL.

MamaM said...

You have to feel for the Japs.

It's a damn shame.


What happened in Japan is human death, destruction and loss by natural causes beyond control.

I consider the hijack of this thread, on a post read by people the world over, to be a damn shame.

lucid said...

dadvocate--

You have manged to totally and completely miss the point of the entire discusssion.

Nothing you have said has the slightest connection or relevance to anything I have said.

Go back and read some of the posts before you jump in.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"This thread has gone horribly wrong

although lombardi chick is hot"

"as is lyssa

But damn folks--its an EARTHQUAKE thread"

M'kay....to bring it back on topic of earthquake....did you guys feel the earth move under your feet?

:-D

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Do any of you want to address the issue of Reynold's hypocrisy--his being a state teacher and all who spends most of his time not at his job?

Allrighty.

First of all you have no idea how much time he spends on any activity.

Second. Everyone is entitled to a hobby. You aren't expected to be a 'state teacher' 24/7

Third. Lucid is trying to derail the topic from the horrible loss of life and devastation in Japan, because she is a shallow self absorbed person.

Revenant said...

Lucid feels the earth move under his feet when he thinks of Reynold's dreamy eyes.

Trooper York said...

"I consider the hijack of this thread, on a post read by people the world over, to be a damn shame."

Maybe lucid just doesn't care about dead Japs.

Michael said...

Trooper!! I don't think you can use the word "dead" on blog posts.

ken in sc said...

Lucid posts here because Reynolds does not have comments. It's his only outlet. BTW, I don't think Tenn has teachers' or professors' unions.

lucid said...

@ken is sc--

try this link:
http://www.ucw-cwa.org

Trooper York said...

Sorry.

Ok I will fix it.

Maybe lucid doesn't care about really, really wet Japs.

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David said...

Lucid sounds like he has one of those flashlights Reynolds was "selling" stuck up his ass. He was probably searching for his head.

Oops! Was I homophobic?

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MamaM said...

When he finds his head, maybe Lucid could use the flashlight to search for a grain of awareness that an event of magnitude beyond his parochial concerns has taken place.

As of tonight, 90,000 lives are still unaccounted for.

Nichevo said...

1) Japan, wow. Most amazing thing is they will spring right back from this. Not much else intelligent to say about it.

2) Lucid, shouldn't feed you, but male or female, it's obvious that if in fact Prof. Reynolds didn't sodomize you in the boiler room bent over an oildrum and leave you there dripping down your leg without so much as a reach around, then you have marvelously conjured this state of mind within yourself, trauma free.

You are a toad, and if you agreed with me you'd still be a toad and I'd have to question a lot of my own beliefs. Objectively you are a bad, low quality poster and i think if you don't improve then all notion of fairness being owed you will fly out the window. So up your game or grab your ankles (again).

3) Re Amazon,

a) You cannot buy the widget any cheaper by not going through Reynolds or Althouse or any other referral. I think you have finally grasped this?

b) Amazon is happy to pay Reynolds because he gives them hits and sales they would not otherwise get. because he tells us of products we might not know about or know we wanted or know that he considered them good.

c) You little rat, you bitch whore, why don't you run to UT or UW and tell on Reynolds and Althouse? Maybe you can get them fired!

Or, more likely, tell us what happened when you tried that.


4) What are your qualifications to judge their job performance? At this time I would assume NIL.

Now, have YOU anything intelligent to say about the tragedy in japan or do we get more of your monomania?

Wake up and fly right, "lucid" (somehow the lefties dig irony in their handles, don't they), or I'll have to do a special on you.