August 12, 2019

At the Big-and-Little Café...

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... compare and contrast.

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51 comments:

Big Mike said...

... compare and contrast

Well, one is bigger than the other.

Phidippus said...

Anglican, I guess?

It reminds me of the church where my daughter was married.

Anglicans ask no questions.

She's still married after 12 years, so maybe the marriage was blessed after all.

gilbar said...

so, are the free library's books religious themed?

Josephbleau said...

In Wisconsin there should be a law that all ornamental stonework be Ordovician Sandstone.

Gilbert Pinfold said...

Antigo silt loam, for the win...

rhhardin said...

I just worked Hungary. A special event station celebrating The 50th anniversary of the Debrecen Flower Carnival

Nobody was answering him so I called to reassure him that his radio was working.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

nice little church.
Epstein had a little temple on his island that looked like a Turkish Bath House in Aleppo
"Hammam Yalbugha"

Sooo -- the 12 agents sent there-- real, honest investigating...
or doing "clean up"??

Original Mike said...

"In Wisconsin there should be a law that all ornamental stonework be Ordovician Sandstone."

I'm partial to Mount Simon Sandstone (Cambrian).

Phidippus said...

rhhardin: "... I called to reassure him that his radio was working."

That was kind of you. Did he let you know that your radio was working too?

wild chicken said...

My club sold a lot of Trump and 2A swag at the fair last week. Lots of passion out there still, and we're in a blue town.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Powerline has some new funny up

rhhardin said...

That was kind of you. Did he let you know that your radio was working too?

Yes, by responding.

My 15 watts makes it around the world in the right conditions, except NE Asia, which seems to be a problem for some reason, maybe a difficulty in getting a completely dark path from here to there at a time when both of us are likely to be awake.

traditionalguy said...

Interestingly the FBI’s true function has always been to gather up all evidence of a crime and deep six it and provide the fake evidence to cover it up from enquiring minds. So Barr sent along the NYPD professionals along to keep Wray’s fake bureau of Investigators under control. The NYPD guys had the Weiner family's ins. Policy lap top in their hands once and that was way set off the entire fall of the world blackmailers monster Conspiracy. And it was real andvnot a theory.

Phidippus said...

rhhardin: That's impressive for 15 watts. The ionosphere must look like a mirror at these wavelengths. Of course CW helps. I forget, are you a 40 meter guy or something else?

If I recall, your antenna is not particularly directional either, is it? (I recall a picture here a while back of some sort of long wire gig.)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

why is epstein's case being handled by the Public Corruption Unit
(PCU) -- that unit is specifically for govt corruption.

Epstein was never elected to any office and there's no record of him every working as a contractor for the US gov't.

...or not in an official capacity??

Lawrence Person said...

Enjoy this week's Democratic Presidential Clown Car Update.

Bay Area Guy said...

Regarding Lawrence Person's excellent Clown Car update, it looks like the Dems are cutting loose most of the deadweight for the next debate in September. Only Andrew Yang among the 1% scrubs has made the cut.

If Marriane Williamson doesn't make the cut, it will upset the gnostic harmony of the universe.

Kevin said...

At the Big-and-Little Café...

I believe buildings prefer to be called "tiny" these days.

I don't know about their pronouns.

Kevin said...

Regarding Lawrence Person's excellent Clown Car update, it looks like the Dems are cutting loose most of the deadweight for the next debate in September.

It looks to me like they're keeping the deadweight and excising the party's living tissue.

It's like a surgeon cutting away the person to save the tumor.

Unknown said...

That's a great turn of phrase!

Except now the whole Clown Car metaphor is mixed up with the surgery metaphor.

clar said...

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narciso said...

Think of it like the game of operation, with thise tiny tweezers,

Ot chris cuomo having a gran mal freakout

chickelit said...

That looks like native sandstone. I wonder if it was quarried locally. I’d guess from the abandoned Hoyt Park quarry (we used to play there as kids) but the church exterior was constructed in the 1850s which seems really early.

Kevin said...

Chris Cuomo is calling people "punk-ass bitches".

Even Corey Booker must feel embarrassed for him.

narciso said...

You half expect woodstock to pop out.

Gahrie said...

Chris Cuomo is calling people "punk-ass bitches".

Well, not everybody can come up with something like "splooge stooges" at the spur of the moment.

walter said...

That's nothing compared to threatening to throw the guy down a (fucking) flight of stairs.
"Toxic emasculinity"
(CNN has his back)

narciso said...

The lack of awareness:

https://mobile.twitter.com/alimhaider/status/1161107997726302209

walter said...

Will African Americans accept that Fredo is equivalent to Nigger?

gadfly said...

“We all know pretty well, probably, that the primary reason for a tariff is that it enables the exploitation of the domestic consumer by a process indistinguishable from sheer robbery.” ~Albert Jay Nock

Bay Area Guy said...

Does Gadfky know who Alfred Jay Nock was and what he stood for?

narciso said...

Thats why it was the key source of revenue for 140 years.

Unknown said...

Personally I find it a bit further from sheer robbery than is the income tax.

Yancey Ward said...

gadfly wrote:

“We all know pretty well, probably, that the primary reason for a tariff is that it enables the exploitation of the domestic consumer by a process indistinguishable from sheer robbery.” ~Albert Jay Nock"

What's that make the income tax, gadfly?

Drago said...

gadfly: "“We all know pretty well, probably, that the primary reason for a tariff is that it enables the exploitation of the domestic consumer by a process indistinguishable from sheer robbery.” ~Albert Jay Nock

LOL

"The annual inflation rate for the United States is 1.6% for the 12 months ended June 2019 compared to 1.8% previously, as published on July 11, 2019 by the U.S. Labor Department. The next inflation update is scheduled for release on August 13, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. ET. It will offer the rate of inflation over the 12 months ended July 2019."

https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflation/current-inflation-rates/

The Poor Man's LLR Chuck strikes again!!

Drago said...

Bay Area Guy: "Does Gadfky know who Alfred Jay Nock was and what he stood for?"

He hasn't the first clue.

At all.

Drago said...

Poor gadfly.

All these seemingly spot on observations from others that he doesn't understand but thinks will make him a "winner" in LLR Chuck's eyes and then............(sad trombone)

StephenFearby said...

IMO, an important story that perhaps invites blogging by our blog mistress:

NYT
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
Aug. 11, 2019

A Professor Tried to End a Sit-In With Bolt Cutters. Now He’s Been Fired.

'...Mr. Povey wrote on his website that...he faced more serious consequences than the students — who he noted had also entered the building without permission — because Johns Hopkins feared being accused of racism. He said he had tried to take the building back from the students in part because a computer server that hosted his research was inside and malfunctioning.

Hours after Mr. Povey tried to get into Garland Hall, the police cleared the building and arrested seven protesters, but the city’s top prosecutor later dropped all charges against them.

Students and their supporters occupied Garland Hall for 34 days in protest of a proposed private campus police force and contracts the university has with federal immigration authorities.
..'

https://tinyurl.com/yxbpt9ey

The NYT article doesn't link to Povey's eloquent thoughts [updated the following day with a preface] or provide a comments section.

Excerpt from the preface:

"...While I'm certainly not happy about my treatment, that is not the primary intent; in a sense they were doing me a favor by firing me. I don't even have that much interest in the legality or rightness of my firing, or the details of the events themselves, or the specific groups involved. This is about a broader cultural issue in the Western world, and the United States in particular. White people, and particularly white males, seem to be presented with a choice of either hating themselves, or hating others; and the left is then surprised and outraged when they choose the latter. I am saying: that's a false choice. Respect for others doesn't have to be at the expense of respect for oneself, and demonizing the majority is just as dangerous as demonizing minorities."

Excerpt from his original statement:

"...OK. I'm aware that in the progressive world male is bad and female is good, just as in Orwell's “Animal Farm” it was “four legs good, two legs bad”. To round it out you can add: “non-white good, white bad”; “diversity good, uniformity bad”; “majority bad, minority good”; “powerful bad, powerless good”, and so on; and you have a nice little moral system, one that may be perfectly self-consistent. Now, I view moral systems as arbitrary and subjective: it's just a particular assignment of people, actions, thoughts, events, artifacts and so on, to the categories “good” and “bad”— typically reinforced by myths or cherry-picked facts, and held together by some more general principles or concepts. So from a certain abstract point of view, the progressive moral system as on the same footing as any other."

http://danielpovey.com/leaving.html


Bio: Daniel Povey completed his PhD at Cambridge University in 2003,
and after spending just under ten years working for industry research
labs (IBM Research and then Microsoft Research), joined Johns
Hopkins University in 2012. His thesis work introduced several
practical innovations for discriminative training of models for speech
recognition, and made those techniques widely popular. At IBM
Research he introduced feature-space discriminative training, which has
become a common feature of state-of-the art systems. He also devised
the Subspace Gaussian Mixture Model-- a modeling technique which
enhances the Gaussian Mixture Model framework by using subspace
ideas similar to those used in speaker identification. At Microsoft
Research and then at Johns Hopkins University, he has been creating a
speech recognition toolkit "Kaldi", which aims to make state-of-the-art
speech recognition techniques widely accessible.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/.cs.cmu.edu/Web/copetas/Posters/LTIColloq-Povey12.pdf

zahraamereh said...

اجاره ون هایس، که در ایران مدل سقف بلند آن به ون توریستی معروف است، یکی از محصولات مهم تویوتا است که در گروه خود بسیار پر طرفدار است. خودرو هایس به دلیل امکانات و ظرفیت بالا در جابه جایی مسافر برای مسافرت های خانوادگی انتخاب مناسب و بهینه ای است.

سواری نرم، صندلی های راحت و سقف بلند این خودرو، باعث شده اجاره خودرو در جابه جایی های گروهی داخل شهر بسیار پرکاربرد باشد. اما ون هایس برای سفرهای بیرون شهر نیز بسیار پرطرفدار است. آژانس های مسافرتی و شرکت های اجاره خودرو برای ارائه خدمات و سرویس های مسافرانشان از این ون استفاده می کنند.

اجاره ون تویوتا سقف کوتاه معمولا در ایران طرفدار زیادی ندارد. دلیل این امر فضای بسیار کوچک خودرو و کوچکتر بودن صندلی های آن نسبت به مدل های سقف بلند آن می باشد.

A7mED said...

موقع اكوام يشكركم علي كل هذة المجهودات لتوفير الاماكن الاكثر اهمية في المجتمع الغربي العظيم

rhhardin said...

Quarter wave vertical with six radioals tuned and ten feet above the ground, 40m.

Kevin said...

Will African Americans accept that Fredo is equivalent to Nigger?

Will Chicken Alfredo be removed from menus across the country?

AAT said...

"enables the exploitation of the domestic consumer by a process indistinguishable from sheer robbery.”

That’s what you call rhetoric. An excellent working definition of rhetoric is that it sounds like logic, but isn’t. The same people will tell you, as I have been told, that it is impossible to “export a job.” I guess that if you completely accept certain priors, that is true.

Grand Beagle Fen said...

اجاره ون هایس، که در ایران مدل سقف بلند آن به ون توریستی معروف است، یکی از محصولات مهم تویوتا است که در گروه خود بسیار پر طرفدار است. خودرو هایس به دلیل امکانات و ظرفیت بالا در جابه جایی مسافر برای مسافرت های خانوادگی انتخاب مناسب و بهینه ای است.

آژانس های مسافرتیسواری نرم، صندلی های راحت و سقف بلند این خودرو، باعث شده اجاره خودرو در جابه جایی های گروهی داخل شهر بسیار پرکاربرد باشد. اما ون هایس برای سفرهاشهر ا و شرکت های اجاره خودرو برای ارائه خدمات و سرویس های مسافرانشان از ااستفاده می کنند.

Grand Beagle Fen said...


موقع اكوام يشكركم علي كل هذة المجهودات لتوفير

AAT said...

Among the many topics discussed during the lengthy meeting were two recent embarrassments for the paper[NYT]: A credulous headline that characterized Trump’s post-mass shooting televised speech as a sincere call for national unity; and to a lesser degree, the Twitter behavior of Times deputy Washington editor Jonathan Weisman.. - Daily Beast

Struggle session for the Times.

Grand Beagle Fen said...

你的字写得真好看 哪里哪里,您过奖了。

Grand Beagle Fen said...

Ты уме́ешь писа́ть по-япо́нски? — Нет, но я немно́го говорю́ и чита́ю по-япо́нски.

RMc said...

Grand Beagle Fen:
(1) You're welcome!
(2) You flatter me.
(3) No, I don't.

Nichevo said...

4) So's your old man!

Unknown said...

I remember when they cleaned that church. The stone was a horrid black and it took most of a summer to get it back to sand colored. I see it's going black again. I suppose it has been 25 years and it is on a busy road.