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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Sanctuary City Success

September 17, 2017 anita 0
daaswampman wrote:

anita wrote:And yet illegals have a lower crime rate than citizens.

I’ve heard that repeated by liberals so often I am sure it’s true. :shock:

I have heard that too, but how would they know that? Do they actually know how many illegals there are or do they play the numbers to skew the results?

Just like Hillary lost the election due to Russian interference and a cosmic alignment! It had nothing to do with her lies, an owe it to me attitude, and a caustic personality. What the hell – she almost slept her way to the top! Swamp

Since virtually every illegal in this country broke the law (when they entered the country illegally) it can’t be true. It’s just a meme repeated so often that people accept it.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Sanctuary City Success

September 17, 2017 daaswampman 0
anita wrote:
And yet illegals have a lower crime rate than citizens.

I’ve heard that repeated by liberals so often I am sure it’s true. :shock:

I have heard that too, but how would they know that? Do they actually know how many illegals there are or do they play the numbers to skew the results?

Just like Hillary lost the election due to Russian interference and a cosmic alignment! It had nothing to do with her lies, an owe it to me attitude, and a caustic personality. What the hell – she almost slept her way to the top! Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Sanctuary City Success

September 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

Police: Long Island man charged in sex assault of toddler, 2 stabbings was deported 4 times

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HEMPSTEAD, Long Island — Police have arrested a New York man who has been previously deported multiple times in connection with the sexual assault of a toddler and the stabbings of a woman outside a bar and the child’s mother on the same night.

Nassau County police say 31-year-old Tommy Vladim Alvarado-Ventura, of Hempstead, N.Y., was home with the 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son of an acquaintance, as well as another tenant who was watching the children while their mother was at work.

Authorities say the 2-year-old was heard crying as Alvarado-Ventura left the residence at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, before he apparently headed to El Mariachi Loco bar. There, he allegedly got into a fight around 2:20 a.m. that police say was unprovoked and with a female he did not know.

The 24-year-old woman with whom he was fighting reportedly tried to leave the bar, but police said he began punching and kicking her in the parking lot before stabbing her multiple times and slicing the inside of her mouth. Alvarado-Ventura allegedly fled, while the victim was rushed to the hospital with a collapsed lung.

After Alvarado-Ventura returned to the home, at 4:15 a.m., he and the acquaintance argued after police said the woman noticed severe injuries on her 2-year-old.

Police say Alvarado-Ventura punched the victim, then stabbed her. Despite her injuries, she was able to take her children to another area of the apartment and call police from a neighbor’s once Alvarado-Ventura fell asleep.

When officers arrived a short time later, Alvarado-Ventura was taken into custody. He has reportedly a self-admitted gang member who has been deported four times and has an extensive criminal history, including possession of drugs, assault, resisting arrest, DWI and disorderly conduct.

http://abc13.com/news/police-man-charge … s/1815391/

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • While Rome Burns

September 16, 2017 daaswampman 0

I wonder how much of this research is tied to government funding?

Musical vaginas, dining on humans, and cat fluidity honored with Ig Nobels

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Obstetrics: Whose idea was this anyway? Presumably, one of the three Spanish researchers being honored came up with the question that nobody else was asking: would a fetus enjoy music more if it was played in the nearby vagina? To find out, the team played music against the mother’s abdomen and from a speaker inserted in her vagina and compared those to vibrations in the vagina. Though there was no discussion of the mother’s facial expression during the vibrations, the fetus only responded to intravaginal music, though it had to be older and better developed to do so. Naturally, the team patented an intravaginal speaker and has a product on the market.

Biology: There’s at least one insect where the above speaker would be a male-focused product. In most species, males compete for females and evolve an elaborate penis as well as a seminal fluid that transfers nutrients to the female. This year’s biology prize goes to an international team that discovered a species of cave insect where the opposite is true: the female wears the penis in this relationship and uses it to pull nutrients from the males. Bonus weirdness: intercourse can last anywhere between 40 and 70 hours.

Physics: This one went to a researcher who attempted to determine the state of matter of cats. Marc-Antoine Fardin of the Université de Lyon published a paper entitled “On the rheology of cats,” with rheology being the study of how liquids and solids flow and deform. Fardin points out that cats appear solid in many contexts (such as after they’ve been dropped) but flow to conform to many different-shaped containers. Unfortunately, he has concluded that we’ve just not done enough research to come to any firm conclusions: “The wetting and general tribology of cats has not progressed enough to give a definitive answer to the capillary dependence of the feline relaxation time.”

Cats appear to be solid in some contexts, infinitely deformable in others.
Enlarge / Cats appear to be solid in some contexts, infinitely deformable in others.
Nutrition: An international team of researchers took home the Ig for their demonstration that human DNA was showing up in the feces of Brazilian vampire bats. The work was prompted by an interesting scientific question: the bats had specialized on feeding on birds in a region where humans and agriculture were taking over, displacing their natural prey. So what were the bats feeding on now? People and chickens is the answer.

Fluid Dynamics: “Although the base frequency of the cup is considerably displaced from the resonance region, maximum spillage is initiated by the second harmonic mode of driving force that the cup exerts on its contents,” reads a sentence from this Ig-Nobel-winning paper. “Thus, we spill coffee.” The paper’s all about how sloshing fluids reach harmonic oscillations in different containers, but it’s cited specifically for figuring out what happens to coffee in a mug when we walk backwards.

Peace: OK, I have no idea why this got honored as Peace, given it involved some noise. Said noise came in the form of didgeridoo playing, which a research team (in Switzerland, of all places) tried out as a treatment for sleep apnea. The logic, presumably, is that playing the didgeridoo involves controlling your breathing, a problem for sleep apnea patients. It seemed to work in that there were fewer incidents of breathing trouble during sleep (though quality of sleep and other health measures didn’t improve). Still, I’m skeptical that the research found the treatment “well accepted by patients.”

Economics: This prize went to an international team that studied the effect of crocodiles on problem gamblers. It turns out that the response depends entirely upon how you feel about crocodiles. If you held one and felt good about it, you were more likely to gamble recklessly afterward. If your response was closer to “I can’t believe I’m holding a one-meter-long crocodile, someone get me out of here,” betting was more restrained afterward.

Anatomy: Each year, The BMJ puts out a Christmas issue that’s filled with whimsical research with the potential for Ig Nobel glory. This year, the honor fell to a paper entitled “Why do old men have big ears?” The study came out of a meeting intended to get doctors practicing general medicine involved in research, during which it was suggested as a potential research topic. But some of the attendees suggested it wasn’t actually true. So, a team followed through, showing pretty conclusively that male ears grow larger at an average rate of 0.22mm a year. The “why” aspect awaits further research.

Medicine: For many people, cheese is the vegetarian version of bacon: there isn’t a meal that can’t be improved by putting cheese on it. So, in an attempt to study some aberrant psychology, a team of French researchers found people who were disgusted by cheese and stuffed them in an MRI tube to see what their brains were up to. Apparently, the brain’s systems for sensing benefits and rewards are heavily involved in being disgusted by cheese.

Cognition: This is a prize that will make those of us who are related to a pair of twins feel better. Researchers have demonstrated that identical twins can’t always tell who they’re looking at when presented with photos of their own face or a photo of their twin’s face. This effect is enhanced when the subject has insecure attachment, which results in a reduced sense of self.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09 … ig-nobels/

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 29, 2017 ajax727 0

Be careful putting coins in glass jars half gallon and bigger they will break because of the weight . I use ammo cans and 5 gallon buckets . I also pick up coins up off the ground parking lots and such , when I find them it is free money and will count up over time . I told a fellow he could have the coins in a bucket if he could pick it up by the handle , when he tried to pick it up the handle came off the bucket I knew that would happen it also helped that the bucket was nailed to the barn floor .

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 29, 2017 ajax727 0

Be careful putting coins in glass jars half gallon and bigger they will break because of the weight . I use ammo cans and 5 gallon buckets . I also pick up coins up off the ground parking lots and such , when I find them it is free money and will count up over time . I told a fellow he could have the coins in a bucket if he could pick it up by the handle , when he tried to pick it up the handle came off the bucket I knew that would happen it also helped that the bucket was nailed to the barn floor .

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 29, 2017 derhaashund 0

I used to hoard HUGE amounts of change. Then it just became to unwieldy. Think a couple hundred pounds. I had saved it since I was about 16 and started to cash it in when I was 40. I now cash it in quarterly and put it into savings.

I’m also one of those that isn’t ashamed to pick up a penny off the ground. I tell people it is a penny more than I had before and might be the last cent I need to save my life one day. You never know.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 29, 2017 handyman777 0

I save my pennies, I have an old glass absopure jug the (7 plus ? gal.) that is about 6 inch’s deep now.
Dimes in a whisky jug and those new gold dollars in another. Why – ??? Now it has just become a game to see how much I can collect. I dread the day when I take it all to the bank too cash it in.

I do save found money (have a jug for that too) – see a penny I’ll pick it up; not shy; ( No I won’t jump in a crowd of people for 1 cent ) I’ve cashed in 80.00 dollars once in FOUND money :::: pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and bills of all denominations. :D
You know when times are getting tight, people don’t lose there change. If I do see someone drop their change I will point it out to them.

Quarters and nickels are the two things I will spend. Why, I couldn’t tell ya.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 27, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
IceFire wrote:
I have a rule…the older, copper pennies, I keep. The new ones get used. Same deal with dimes, quarters, etc. The 90% and 40 % ones get saved in appropriately marked tubes; the newer ones get spent.

Oh, except we ARE on the hunt for one of the newer Kansas quarters…has a little “glitch” on it that makes it worth $$$…instead of saying “In God We Trust”, the T didn’t come through, so it says “In God We rust”. So check out your Kansas quarters, kids.

Interesting………
We save ours too. Newer ones get rolled and exchanged.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 27, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
IceFire wrote:
I have a rule…the older, copper pennies, I keep. The new ones get used. Same deal with dimes, quarters, etc. The 90% and 40 % ones get saved in appropriately marked tubes; the newer ones get spent.

Oh, except we ARE on the hunt for one of the newer Kansas quarters…has a little “glitch” on it that makes it worth $$$…instead of saying “In God We Trust”, the T didn’t come through, so it says “In God We rust”. So check out your Kansas quarters, kids.

Interesting………
We save ours too. Newer ones get rolled and exchanged.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 27, 2017 IceFire 0

I have a rule…the older, copper pennies, I keep. The new ones get used. Same deal with dimes, quarters, etc. The 90% and 40 % ones get saved in appropriately marked tubes; the newer ones get spent.

Oh, except we ARE on the hunt for one of the newer Kansas quarters…has a little “glitch” on it that makes it worth $$$…instead of saying “In God We Trust”, the T didn’t come through, so it says “In God We rust”. So check out your Kansas quarters, kids.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 26, 2017 daaswampman 0

Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

Just an interesting local observation! Almost every time I get cents in change, they are bright, shiny, and new! Where are all the older coins? Does anyone use them when they buy something? Does anyone roll them and take them to the bank? Or are they filling jars and the bottom or drawers like they do at Swamp’s House?

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Americans are drinking more. A lot more:

August 13, 2017 IceFire 0

I have the occasional glass of wine in the evening before going to bed, to help me sleep. Other than that, don’t see much point in it, otherwise. I brought 3 cases of wine with me when we moved here. Took me five years to finish it off.

I take that back…it’s now been six years, and there are still a few bottles from that original 3 cases. Of course, in the last year or two, I HAVE bought a few bottles here locally.

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August 13, 2017 IceFire 0

I have the occasional glass of wine in the evening before going to bed, to help me sleep. Other than that, don’t see much point in it, otherwise. I brought 3 cases of wine with me when we moved here. Took me five years to finish it off.

I take that back…it’s now been six years, and there are still a few bottles from that original 3 cases. Of course, in the last year or two, I HAVE bought a few bottles here locally.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Robots after they invent their own language

August 12, 2017 daaswampman 0

Elon Musk issues a stark warning about A.I., calls it a bigger threat than North Korea

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea.

Musk—a fierce and long time critic of A.I. who once likened it to “summoning the demon” in a horror movie—said in a Twitter post that people should be concerned about the rise of the machines than they are.

Reacting to the news that autonomous tech had bested competitive players in an electronic sports competition, Musk posted what appeared to be a photo of a poster bearing the chilling words “In the end, the machines will win.”

Musk, who is spearheading commercial space travel with his venture SpaceX, is also the founder of OpenAI, a nonprofit that promotes the “safe” development of AI. His stance puts him at odds with much of the tech industry, but echoes remarks of prominent voices like Stephen Hawking—who has also issued dire warnings about machine learning.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/elon-mu … korea.html

Do tell me – where are the plugs for the central banks computers or the cloud???

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Robots after they invent their own language

August 12, 2017 daaswampman 0

Elon Musk issues a stark warning about A.I., calls it a bigger threat than North Korea

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea.

Musk—a fierce and long time critic of A.I. who once likened it to “summoning the demon” in a horror movie—said in a Twitter post that people should be concerned about the rise of the machines than they are.

Reacting to the news that autonomous tech had bested competitive players in an electronic sports competition, Musk posted what appeared to be a photo of a poster bearing the chilling words “In the end, the machines will win.”

Musk, who is spearheading commercial space travel with his venture SpaceX, is also the founder of OpenAI, a nonprofit that promotes the “safe” development of AI. His stance puts him at odds with much of the tech industry, but echoes remarks of prominent voices like Stephen Hawking—who has also issued dire warnings about machine learning.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/elon-mu … korea.html

Do tell me – where are the plugs for the central banks computers or the cloud???

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:39 pm