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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, JC!

    After that "wake-up" call, I bought two solar ovens, and I have practiced using them a lot over the years. Believe it or not, food actually tastes better, and there is little shrinkage with food cooked that way. I haven't experimented with baking biscuits yet, but bread does fine. If I have to cook everything that way, at least I know how. Maybe "early to bed, early to rise" would become the way we live?
    Interesting...some of us old timers are quite adept at baking in a Dutch oven. 425-450 for GOLDEN biscuits is no problem...
    "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure" - 2006 Senator Obama...leadership failure indeed!

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Benghazi Investigation Deepens: Lawmakers Seek Interviews of 13 Officials Involved | The Weekly Standard

    As the investigation into the Obama administrationís handling of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi intensifies, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are seeking to conduct transcribed interviews with thirteen top State Department officials in the coming weeks in order to learn more. Those named in the letter include a wide range of current and former State Department personnel, from senior advisers to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to mid-level career officials with responsibility for diplomatic security.

    Among those officials: Jacob Sullivan, then deputy chief of staff and director of policy planning (and currently national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden); Victoria Nuland, then State Department spokesman; Raymond Maxwell, deputy assistant secretary of state for near east affairs; Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management; and Eric Boswell, former assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security.
    depositions will focus on questions about security at the consulate before the attack, the lack of any military response during the 8 hours of violence, and the crafting and carrying forth of the white house narrative in the days, weeks and months since

    sullivan was deeply involved, emails show, in the editing of the talking points, nuland will be pressed about the political animus she so eagerly acted on

    what exactly was hrc's role in the writing of the talking points, just who is ms nuland referring to when she complains on behalf of her "building leadership?"

    patrick kennedy issued the stand down order to fest

    who failed to convene the gsc?

    why were maxwell and hicks denied access to the arb, why was hrc never questioned, why was mark thompson excluded?

    pickering was subpoenaed last week

    Thomas Pickering, Benghazi probe co-chair, subpoenaed by House panel - CBS News

    the white house dispatched last weekend a half dozen staffers to whisper to cbs' sharyl attkisson on background (ie, off the record) that there was no coverup, just an abundance of stupidity

    White House officials on Benghazi: We're the idiots - CBS News

    particular points of puerility, acknowledges this abashed administration, are the precise nonperformances of fest and the gsc which evil issa is plumbing

    stay tuned

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    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    But that's a mechanical failure. It would be easier for them to launch attacks on infrastructure rather than using an EMP. You could fund a lot of sleeper cells for the price of a single nuclear device.
    It would take a lot of sleeper cells to take the Northeast and parts of the Midwest off line. A flawed bit of software in an alarm system in one location did just that in 2003. 45 million saw their communities go dark.

    The blackout's primary cause was a software bug in the alarm system at a control room of the FirstEnergy Corporation in Ohio. Operators were unaware of the need to re-distribute power after overloaded transmission lines hit unpruned foliage. What would have been a manageable local blackout cascaded into widespread distress on the electric grid.

    Hard to ignore. Dozens of people keeping cover over extended periods of time, or one small group, and the right tool in the right place. Not rooting for one or the other, but the threat is real.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    #1. Romney was derailed by his own stupidity.
    I agree, only in the aspect of not recognizing the dishonesty, and underhandedness of the corrupt, criminal progressives he was up against.

    The GOP will continue to lose presidential elections until it changes course and finds someone who can attract broad national support.
    More of the old saw from the left that continues to say that conservatives must give up their principles to win...I don't buy it.

    #2. My head is not in the sand.
    uh huh....

    #3. Europe is in no danger of collapse.
    Refer to quote, and response #2

    #4. I am enjoying my life.
    So what.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So you have surveyed everyone outside of Fox News? You make a wild claim and cannot back it up. You obviously have no understanding of what socialism is but certainly have a loyalty to a politician who does. No American politician would ever tell the American people, other than Bernie Sanders, that he is a socialist but his actions reek of socialism. I suggest you look at what he has proposed and tell me what isn't socialistic about those programs, everything revolves around the large central govt.
    The bias which makes you choose that screen name has blinded you to reality. Obama is about as socialist as Lloyd freaking Blankfein. You're either extremely biased or not very astute.

    Why It's Dumb to Call Obama a Socialist - BusinessWeek
    Two years later, the economy is growing again, albeit slowly and fitfully. In an election campaign supposed to be a referendum on Barack Obama’s first term, it would be useful to debate the efficacy of his actions to stop the crisis and heal the economy. But that’s not the debate that’s taking place out on the trail, at least not in any rational sense. Calling the president a socialist may, regrettably, yield some benefit in the GOP primary. But it’s impossible to claim that Obama is both a socialist and also a pawn of Wall Street — and by opting for the former, Republicans have probably chosen the weaker line of attack.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It would take a lot of sleeper cells to take the Northeast and parts of the Midwest off line. A flawed bit of software in an alarm system in one location did just that in 2003. 45 million saw their communities go dark.

    The blackout's primary cause was a software bug in the alarm system at a control room of the FirstEnergy Corporation in Ohio. Operators were unaware of the need to re-distribute power after overloaded transmission lines hit unpruned foliage. What would have been a manageable local blackout cascaded into widespread distress on the electric grid.

    Hard to ignore. Dozens of people keeping cover over extended periods of time, or one small group, and the right tool in the right place. Not rooting for one or the other, but the threat is real.
    Good morning, ocean.

    Shortly after that outage in 2003, the electric utilities began an aggressive tree pruning program in our area. The homeowner had no say if the limbs and foliage of their trees were anywhere near the lines. In most cases, the pruning did look good, but in others it looked as if they just started at some arbitrary point on the tree and chainsawed top to bottom, no exceptions. It looked like the trees had been given the equivalent of a military haircut, but only on the part of the tree facing the street. Ghastly looking! Maybe the crews were running behind time, and had to do something quickly, and I don't know what the utilities had to pay to settle lawsuits, but people were outraged, because a lot of the trees died

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    400 degrees is about as high as I've gotten, which is why I'm having
    problems with biscuits. Pies and cakes are not a problem, though. One drawback is that as the sun moves, I need to make sure the solar cookers are repositioned. My brother is working on figuring out how to have a solar-operated mechanism turn the cookers as necessary, but he hasn't accomplished it yet. He will, though. He's stubborn. The beauty is that, like a slow cooker, you can put your meals on to cook in the morning, and forget about them till dinner time. I don't think it's possible to burn anything, as long as you have a little liquid in the cooker. Rice and noodles are superb! I haven't tried oatmeal, so maybe that will be my next experiment.
    Hi Pol

    Sounds like he needs to mount the oven on a articulating pedestal that would rotate the oven based on the oven's temperature setpoint.

    A small DC stepper motor that takes in a 4-20 Milli-amp or 2-10 vdc input from a small programable controller with a open source code so adjustments could be made would do the trick.

    A thermostat or thermistor would be the input into the controller with the 4-20 milli-amp out put signal controlling the dc stepper motor.

    Sounds like fun actually.

    It also sounds technical but it's just a basic control loop and allot of the electronic parts outlets carry small controllers, motors and parts needed for little inventions like that.

    If he's even moderately inclined tecnically he could figure it out.

    Vellemen makes some small open source controllers and the rest of the parts can be purchased at a hobby shop or electronics parts store.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Rich Lowry asks the $1,000,000 question: If where the Commander in Chief was on the night of the Benghazi attacks is "irrelevant", as Dan Pfeifer claims, then why are they keeping it secret?

    The Mystery Night

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Rich Lowry asks the $1,000,000 question: If where the Commander in Chief was on the night of the Benghazi attacks is "irrelevant", as Dan Pfeifer claims, then why are they keeping it secret?

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    Hillary was taking the call.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post


    Hillary was taking the call.
    I would love to play Obama one on one.

    His basketball prowess has been highly over-rated.

    Look how high his dribble is. He wouldn't have that Basketball for long if he dribbled up to his shoulders standing straight up playing aganist me.

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