April 30, 2016

Tin Foil Hats: The Newest Thing In Psychiatry (CBD)
— Open Blogger

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This can't possibly be true. A Helmet That Treats Mental Illness? Okay, she is a scientist, and that is certainly impressive, but it's not like she has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, like Bill Nye! That, of course, confers upon the holder a magical understanding of all of science. But she does have a foul mouth, so maybe....

Like a good skeptical scientist, I started asking for evidence before I put any information about it on my website.

Had it been through phase three clinical trials? Yes.

Was it FDA approved? Yes.

Did they have long term clinical data? Yes.

Interesting. Probably not revolutionary, but people with psychiatric disorders that don't respond to conventional therapies tend to have bad outcomes, so if TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) doesn't injure them, and has positive clinical data, why not?

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1 Seems appropriate.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at April 30, 2016 05:18 AM (t5zYU)

2 willowed:

 Good morning 'rons and 'ettes,

If you want to brighten up your morning, go to YouTube and search for "Trigglypuff". She is in the process of becoming a legend.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 30, 2016 05:20 AM (e8ge6)

3 The placebo effect.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 30, 2016 05:20 AM (RLIBk)

4 5th

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 05:21 AM (wOLLt)

5 Open Blogger, I don't like your politics so I'm going to have the university clinic strap one of these on you and straighten your fascist ass out.

Posted by: Melissa Click at April 30, 2016 05:21 AM (Kucy5)

6 They do so much more!

Posted by: Paulbots at April 30, 2016 05:22 AM (/ciMI)

7 So does this mean tin foil dependent people now have the right to cook in any oven they identify with?

Posted by: tbodie at April 30, 2016 05:22 AM (sNYFR)

8 No helmet, but...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 05:22 AM (9ym/8)

9 Pair your helmet with a spray-bottle of vinegar and you're set for life!

Posted by: Paulbots at April 30, 2016 05:23 AM (/ciMI)

10 Skandia Recluse Witch doctors and shaman have harnessed the placebo effect for eons. And science is still uncertain how it works.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at April 30, 2016 05:23 AM (u82oZ)

11 Portable? One for the daytime and for the evening? Matching shoes?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 05:23 AM (MQEz6)

12 That gadget looks suspiciously like a colander.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:23 AM (mvenn)

13 In the spring we'd make meat helmets.

Posted by: Dr. Evil at April 30, 2016 05:24 AM (nckx1)

14 Sure...why not? A lot of mental illness is connecting things together that have no real world connection. So, believing a Super Electro-Beanie will cure your imaginary issues? That's not too far a step.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 05:25 AM (oU3Bb)

15 Your agonizer, please.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 05:25 AM (MQEz6)

16 Helps with migraines too.

Posted by: Aviator at April 30, 2016 05:25 AM (c7vUv)

17 Magnetic brain stimulation has been around since the '80s. It mad Ollie North what he is today.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:26 AM (mvenn)

18 But does it heal the broken heart?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at April 30, 2016 05:26 AM (/ciMI)

19 I pith on your helmet!

Posted by: 19th Century Helmet Enthusiast at April 30, 2016 05:27 AM (/ciMI)

20 Interesting.  But I was told by the sciency-science crowd that pumping microwaves into your skull via cellphone was harmless like kitten kisses.

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2016 05:28 AM (UzPAd)

21 Their heads look like Hershey's Kisses.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 30, 2016 05:28 AM (iQIUe)

22 I heard about this recently, and my immediate response was, "sure, why not." If people demonstrate real benefits, then market the damned thing. And that's how I heard it. Somebody with a vested interest was marketing it. My thing is, we're still in the stone ages of mental health treatment. We still have pee-sigh-chiatrists who ALWAYS want to medicate everybody, because they really have no clue what else to do. So sure. Let's try this. I don't see how it can be any worse than spending years and thousands of dollars pumping poisons into people, trying to make them feel better.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2016 05:28 AM (Dj0WE)

23 It is this, amirite? http://backtothefuture.wikia.com/wiki/Brain-wave_analyzer

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:29 AM (BK3ZS)

24 If my therapist prescribed one of these devices I think I would tell him to go flux himself.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:30 AM (mvenn)

25 Who ya gonna call? Gaussbusters

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:30 AM (mvenn)

26 Michael Mann is providing the clinical data. No worries.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 30, 2016 05:30 AM (89T5c)

27 It treats mental illness...successfully? Let's not be hasty! And let's not allow it to be used on anyone under the age of 27!

Posted by: University "Educators" at April 30, 2016 05:30 AM (/ciMI)

28 The anal probe attachment is sold separately.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 05:31 AM (MQEz6)

29 Side benefit of the magnetic helmet- removes old pieces of shrapnel.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:31 AM (mvenn)

30 The anal probe attachment is sold separately. Posted by: eman

Thank goodness!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at April 30, 2016 05:31 AM (/ciMI)

31 But does it heal the broken heart? Posted by: Turd Ferguson at April 30, 2016 10:26 AM (/ciMI) Don't be silly. The only thing that heals a broken heart is revenge. And booze.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2016 05:32 AM (Dj0WE)

32 Willowed!!!! My tinfoil hat is way my stylish! From the last thread: 213 In Austin they always ask for ID when voting. This Austin vs Uber/Lyft vote is getting heated up. In my neighborhood group there are 2 leftist making ridiculous points about how the law was already in place, how it's not about power/money, and, of course, how it's for our safety/for the children!!! I tried to stay quiet and not get involved.....but I couldn't. The stupid "logic/reason" they were coming up with was too. The analogies they keep using are what are so infuriating because they are horrible and plain stupid. This is a city council that just passed an ordinance banning employers from using criminal background checks as a condition of employment but want Uber/Lyft drivers to start fingerprinting for their background checks. WTF???? Am I missing something here?

Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 05:32 AM (xVgrA)

33 Does it render the wearer unconscious?

Posted by: Dr. Jacobus van Nierop, DDS at April 30, 2016 05:32 AM (ppaKI)

34 It repels black helicopters.

Posted by: Dick Morris at April 30, 2016 05:33 AM (89T5c)

35 If it were to put a stop to all the foul mouthing that occurs here, I'd buy the technology and set up frachises called... ...wait for it... ...Curses, Foiled Again!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:33 AM (BK3ZS)

36 Does it screw up your GPS?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 05:33 AM (MQEz6)

37 Do they make this in TrigglyPuff size? Askin' for a .....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 05:33 AM (ptqRm)

38 Watch! This one weird trick cures mental illness and grows your penis size!

Posted by: Internet Ad at April 30, 2016 05:33 AM (/ciMI)

39 But does it heal the broken heart? Posted by: Turd Ferguson at April 30, 2016 10:26 AM (/ciMI) Don't be silly. The only thing that heals a broken heart is revenge. And booze. Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2016 10:32 AM (Dj0WE) And maybe crack cocaine. But I haven't seen any clinical trials on that, so who knows.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2016 05:33 AM (Dj0WE)

40 YES!!

Posted by: Chuck McGill at April 30, 2016 05:33 AM (0LHZx)

41 Act now and you'll get the Pyramid of Endless Erections absolutely free!

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2016 05:34 AM (UzPAd)

42 i could see it potentially working. not that far removed from ECT

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 05:34 AM (Cq0oW)

43 Tin foil hats are made out of aluminium. Aluminium is non ferrous. non ferrous is non magnetic so they have to be pumping ac/dc into those things somehow. AC/DC all night long jangles the nerves after a few hours. Can you imagine Thunderstruck over and over and over and over and I have no idea where this is going.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 30, 2016 05:34 AM (RLIBk)

44 Well this one works in a duh crazy thread too:

While we morons slept our arch-enemies quest for nuclear domination almost brought TEOTWAWKI.

http://tinyurl.com/zcjevcj

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2016 05:35 AM (DL2i+)

45 The constant bombardment by microwaves from cell towers, wi-fi hotspots, bluetooth devices, satellites, radio towers, etc. has to have some kind of effect. Your brain is an electrical device so it's in the realm of possibility that all that electromagnetic interference is going to have some kind of effect.

Posted by: CanaDave at April 30, 2016 05:35 AM (/wbqo)

46 This actually makes sense. Electroconvulsive therapy has a proven history of efficacy with many patients suffering from depression that are resistant to drug therapy. It was noted that some depressed people were much better after MRI scans of the head taken for other reasons. This is an outgrowth from that serendipitous observation.

Posted by: kraki at April 30, 2016 05:36 AM (TNa9O)

47 Side benefit of the magnetic helmet- removes old pieces of shrapnel. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 10:31 AM (mvenn) The thing about old pieces of shrapnel, do you really WANT them removed??

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2016 05:36 AM (Dj0WE)

48 I'm suing for patent infringement.

Posted by: Magneto at April 30, 2016 05:36 AM (ppaKI)

49 Wooly Willy heartily endorses this product. http://tinyurl.com/afbfeb

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:36 AM (mvenn)

50 Can the helmets be networked so that millions of people can be helped all at once and exterminate...um... I mean go on to lead healthy lives?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 05:36 AM (MQEz6)

51 This is a city council that just passed an ordinance banning employers from using criminal background checks as a condition of employment but want Uber/Lyft drivers to start fingerprinting for their background checks. WTF???? Am I missing something here? Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 10:32 AM (xVgrA) ____ Yes. You are missing the extra chromosome that makes liberals in-fucking-sane.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 05:37 AM (0LHZx)

52 and I have no idea where this is going. Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 30, 2016 10:34 AM (RLIBk) Into the Annals of Free Association?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:37 AM (BK3ZS)

53 Al, you mini um.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 05:37 AM (k4M/B)

54 My cousin went in for electro-shock therapy. (There's a newfangled phrase for it which I forget). I tried really hard to talk her out of it. One of the side effects is memory loss. So much later when she regretted the whole thing I said "I tried to talk you out of it". She said, "you did?"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 05:38 AM (1xUj/)

55 Someone in England, I think, recently claimed that they had invented a Super Electro-Beanie that stopped migraines. So who knows?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 05:38 AM (oU3Bb)

56 i could see it potentially working. not that far removed from ECT Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 10:34 AM (Cq0oW) Yep. The part that bothers me though, patients have to go through all the medications before anyone will try ECT. It's assumed to be a last resort, and it strikes me as backwards that patients can't ask for it first. After all, the main concern is side effects. Seems to me the patient ought to get to decide which side effects he or she can live with, and which ones they cannot.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2016 05:38 AM (Dj0WE)

57 Oh no,that evil "Far Right",just like the Nazis. http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/232664/

Posted by: steevy at April 30, 2016 05:39 AM (B48dK)

58 What this blog needs is a manifesto.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 30, 2016 05:41 AM (RLIBk)

59 My BIL was mentally ill. Well, that plus drug and alcohol addicted. And a thief. And mean. So anyway, the world tried to build a Dyson Sphere around him, also known as jail and commitment, and it failed to constrain him. Maybe a helmet was the way to go all along.

Posted by: Charley Partanna at April 30, 2016 05:41 AM (/m8T6)

60 If you want to brighten up your morning, go to YouTube and search for "Trigglypuff". She is in the process of becoming a legend.

Are we absolutely sure that's the correct pronoun?

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2016 05:41 AM (LAe3v)

61 Randle Patrick McMurphy tested! Randle Patrick McMurphy approved!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:41 AM (BK3ZS)

62 Staggerwing has a yuuuge honking radial engine up front, and a tiny little thing like an oversize Safeway shopping cart wheel back under the tail to steer it with. - Stagger Lee shot Billy, oh he shot that poor boy so bad If only he'd had a magic hat.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 05:41 AM (Nwg0u)

63 You have to make sure the operator adjusts for True North versus magnetic North, otherwise you might be slightly off.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:41 AM (mvenn)

64 But aren't we all?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:42 AM (mvenn)

65 What this blog needs is a manifesto. With my autograph on it!

Posted by: Ted Cruz at April 30, 2016 05:42 AM (/m8T6)

66 What this blog needs is a manifesto. - And a credo. And an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 05:43 AM (Nwg0u)

67 You can also use this helmet to find stuff buried in sand at the beach. It pays for itself!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 05:44 AM (oU3Bb)

68 It needs to have some cool blinking lights on it, though.  Those are very effective.  Also, racing stripes.

Posted by: Chuck Woolery at April 30, 2016 05:44 AM (LAe3v)

69 And a credo. And an all-you-can-eat buffet. And an ear worm-worthy jingle.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:44 AM (BK3ZS)

70 If you can use it to make other people's heads explode, a la Scanners, I'm in. 

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2016 05:45 AM (LAe3v)

71 66 What this blog needs is a manifesto. - And a credo. And an all-you-can-eat buffet. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 10:43 AM (Nwg0u) I'll settle for a Policy Paper written by a Blue Ribbon Panel.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 05:45 AM (oU3Bb)

72 What this blog needs is a manifesto. And an anti-endorsement from Boehner, McConnell, and Ryan.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2016 05:45 AM (oFSUK)

73 My cousin went in for electro-shock therapy. (There's a newfangled phrase for it which I forget). - Shock the monkey?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 05:45 AM (Nwg0u)

74 68 It needs to have some cool blinking lights on it, though. Those are very effective. Also, racing stripes.
Posted by: Chuck Woolery


What it really needs is some gold leaf.  And luxurious marble.

Posted by: Donald T. at April 30, 2016 05:45 AM (LAe3v)

75 I know a psychiatric therapist whose boss bought what she calls "the million dollar chair." It sounds like it's related to this gizmo. She doesn't believe in it.

Posted by: Zardoz at April 30, 2016 05:46 AM (RcpcZ)

76 Shock the monkey? We're already doing fapping euphemisms?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 05:47 AM (1xUj/)

77 But does it heal the broken heart? Posted by: Turd Ferguson One does not merely heal a broken heart. One mends a broken heart.

Posted by: Some Asshole Mixing Up His Memes at April 30, 2016 05:47 AM (wOLLt)

78 ack!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 05:47 AM (1xUj/)

79 Redditt is having loads of fun with Trigglypuff, and now there's even a trading card (check the end of the Know Your Meme article attached). http://tinyurl.com/hk6r6a7

Posted by: MTF at April 30, 2016 05:47 AM (/m8T6)

80 Bandersnatch to the barrel...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:47 AM (BK3ZS)

81 You lucky dig!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:48 AM (BK3ZS)

82 Dog

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:48 AM (BK3ZS)

83 Get In My Belly!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 30, 2016 05:48 AM (wOLLt)

84 Hey! This thing doesn't increase the size of my junk. I'm suing.

Posted by: Little Hands Trump 2016 at April 30, 2016 05:48 AM (89T5c)

85 OK, the weekend Barrel isn't as serious as an Ace thread Barrel, right? You just put on this little helmet...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 05:48 AM (1xUj/)

86 what's a good mixer for memes? ginger ale?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 05:49 AM (Cq0oW)

87 I'm beginning to think everyone is crazy. Except me, of course.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 05:49 AM (Fmupd)

88 That family are idiots. The foil has to cover the entire cranium or it's just a fashion statement.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 30, 2016 05:49 AM (sl+zA)

89 We're already doing fapping euphemisms? - You've got to start early otherwise you get so far behind.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 05:50 AM (Nwg0u)

90 You lucky dig! Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 30, 2016 10:48 AM (BK3ZS) 82 Dog Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: I shall eat you last. Muawhahahha.

Posted by: The Barrel at April 30, 2016 05:50 AM (wOLLt)

91 72 And an anti-endorsement from Boehner, McConnell, and Ryan. ------------------------------------------- Good idea. We could start a GoFundMe to pay one of them for it. They do anything for cash, right? Even call us The Spiritual Home Of Lucifer In The Flesh.

Posted by: MTF at April 30, 2016 05:51 AM (/m8T6)

92 "Except me, of course" And the Jury is out on you, as well. It takes a certain sort of defect to hang out here with the Horde.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 05:51 AM (ptqRm)

93 I just taped two magnets to my head- and I'm feeling better already. Although, I do have a strange craving for iron filings.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 05:51 AM (oU3Bb)

94 Does the magnetic therapy helmet also make you feel more attractive?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:52 AM (mvenn)

95 94 Does the magnetic therapy helmet also make you feel more attractive? Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 10:52 AM (mvenn) Only if you are dipolar

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2016 05:53 AM (BK3ZS)

96 So one cable goes on the colander, and the other goes on the scrotum band. And then the dial is turned to eleventy. Are you sure we're doing this right?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 05:53 AM (ptqRm)

97 And this is the machine that goes "BING!"

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2016 05:54 AM (2Ocf1)

98 Redditt is having loads of fun with Trigglypuff, and now there's even a trading card (check the end of the Know Your Meme article attached). http://tinyurl.com/hk6r6a7 - Now xe belongs to the ages.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 05:54 AM (Nwg0u)

99 "And this is the machine that goes "BING!"" That's the microwave. Your waffles are done.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 05:54 AM (ptqRm)

100 Does the magnetic therapy helmet also make you feel more attractive? There are some studies I'm keeping an ion.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 05:55 AM (1xUj/)

101 "Except me, of course" ------------------------------ And the Jury is out on you, as well. It takes a certain sort of defect to hang out here with the Horde. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 30, 2016 10:51 AM (ptqRm) They say we are entitled to a trial, with a jury of our peers. But I am peerless, so how am I to get justice in this world. How, I explained.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 30, 2016 05:55 AM (Dj0WE)

102 what's a good mixer for memes? ginger ale? Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich Gin her, hell I didn't even liquor!

Posted by: Some Asshole Mixing Up His Memes at April 30, 2016 05:56 AM (wOLLt)

103 Shit! I wish they had this in 1972.

Posted by: Zombie Thomas Eagleton at April 30, 2016 05:56 AM (SeD0w)

104 Monopole! 

Monopole!

MONOPOLE!!!!!

Posted by: Lyle Lanley at April 30, 2016 05:56 AM (LAe3v)

105 what's a good mixer for memes? ginger ale? Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich Mountain Dew. Drinkin outta cups. Year right.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 30, 2016 05:57 AM (RRLg9)

106 I read somewhere that the government of Iceland was trying to corner the market on the therapy helmet. It was just the magnet of my frigid nation.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:57 AM (mvenn)

107 I saw the scrotum band open for -
I saw the scrotum band open for -
I saw the scrotum band open for -
I saw the scrotum band open for -

Posted by: Quick somebody whack the back of the TV[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2016 05:57 AM (DL2i+)

108 I tried covering my genitals with tin-foil. Worked just as well.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 05:58 AM (Fmupd)

109 Does the magnetic therapy helmet also make you feel more attractive? There are some studies I'm keeping an ion. Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 10:55 AM (1xUj/) Ha ha, I bet that magnetic helmet messes up their hair.

Posted by: That third guy who couldn't make puns on the other thread at April 30, 2016 05:58 AM (oU3Bb)

110 Now xe belongs to the ages. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 10:54 AM (Nwg0u) In this case, I think the proper pronoun usage would be xit.

Posted by: HTL at April 30, 2016 05:58 AM (gVyJ+)

111 Interesting article linked at Hot Air re: Nikki Haley as first woman prezzie. More wishcasting than serious analysis, still compelling.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 30, 2016 05:59 AM (SeD0w)

112 What it really needs is some gold leaf. And luxurious marble. Posted by: Donald T ------------ Classy

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 05:59 AM (9mTYi)

113 Hey, it's not like I'm working from a script here!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 05:59 AM (mvenn)

114 George Will: If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House Maybe we could try a magic hat on George Will.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 05:59 AM (Nwg0u)

115 The thread is becoming verrry sleepy.

Posted by: Franz Mesmer at April 30, 2016 06:00 AM (sl+zA)

116 "And this is the machine that goes "BING!"" That's the microwave. Your waffles are done. Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice GOOD STUFF!!!

Posted by: Guy That Says "GOOD STUFF!!!" at April 30, 2016 06:00 AM (wOLLt)

117 Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 10:32 AM (xVgrA) *** The City Council wants to wet their beak, and the one pushing it - can't remember her name - is in the feculent pockets of the two crappy cab companies we've had to endure.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 30, 2016 06:01 AM (lutOX)

118 I used to have a helmet that treated mental illness. When not in use, it sat atop a John Player Norton.

Talk about your mileage varying...

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:01 AM (xq1UY)

119 The idea of this helmet moves me so much, I shall write anode to it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 06:01 AM (1xUj/)

120 AlumaHats will be part of the uniform in the HillaryCampz.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 06:01 AM (k4M/B)

121 What this blog needs is a manifesto.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at April 30, 2016 10:41 AM (RLIBk)


Free ValuRite for all!

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 30, 2016 06:02 AM (e8ge6)

122 120 AlumaHats will be part of the uniform in the HillaryCampz. Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 11:01 AM (k4M/B) ---------------- You mean "fun camps".

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:03 AM (Fmupd)

123 My goodness.  It is like the Gamma-knife for Electro-shock therapy,

Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2016 06:03 AM (S2K+k)

124 To those disdaining the magnetic properties of alloy hats, keep in mind that real tin foil is made of, duh, tin. Not alloy-minium. Have you priced real tin lately?

Psychotropic drugs are cheaper. And lithium, jeeze, and those shoes...

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:03 AM (xq1UY)

125 Anybody else notice "shorten URL" is going is going to Google?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 06:04 AM (9ym/8)

126 No half measures! Meet the Artist Who Implanted an Antenna in His Skull That Allows Him to 'Hear Colors' http://tinyurl.com/zb62x9f

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:04 AM (Nwg0u)

127 Ha Ha, they're wearing tin foil hats cuz they're stupid!

Posted by: Guy who doesn't know how to do puns at April 30, 2016 06:04 AM (kTF2Z)

128
   Just administer 2 consecutive 1k volt shots--problem solved.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2016 06:04 AM (P/8aq)

129 I will point out that today is Gauss's birthday. Coincidence? You decide... "I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them." - Gauss

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 06:05 AM (9mTYi)

130 Just administer 2 consecutive 1k volt shots--problem solved. Posted by: irongrampa ------------ A shocking suggestion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 06:05 AM (9mTYi)

131 Maybe we could try a magic hat on George Will.

Wind that bow tie a little there Georgie.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2016 06:06 AM (DL2i+)

132 I liked Buster Keaton's Time Helmet in that Twilight Zone episode. The sparklers really added flair. https://tinyurl.com/hkj8gqj

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2016 06:06 AM (sdi6R)

133 I will point out that today is Gauss's birthday. **** Theodore Gauss? The guy who wrote "The Cat In The Magnetic Hat"? I loved that guy.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 06:06 AM (mvenn)

134 Mental illness or metal illness?

Posted by: Streetwiseprof at April 30, 2016 06:07 AM (wK7bC)

135 I feel like a woman and I've got to pee! I'll turn the helmet around once I get in there...

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2016 06:07 AM (9mTYi)

136 Meet the Artist Who Implanted an Antenna in His Skull That Allows Him to 'Hear Colors' http://tinyurl.com/aqokc7x

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 06:08 AM (k4M/B)

137 I loved that guy. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon --------------- What was the attraction?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 06:08 AM (9mTYi)

138 The reason the West Coast doesn't speak Japanese today: https://goo.gl/QwsQHl

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 06:08 AM (9ym/8)

139 Is the worm turning? First blowback causes Will Farrell to drop the Reagan mockumentary and now: Target Stock Drops After Store Announces Controversial 'Inclusivity' Policy

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:08 AM (Nwg0u)

140 Mental illness or metal illness? Posted by: Streetwiseprof ----------- Oh, the irony.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 06:09 AM (9mTYi)

141 Today's mantra is "Ohm".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 06:09 AM (1xUj/)

142 Has anyone marketed the Sybian as an "electro-convulsive therapy device"?
Can't help but think the underlying principle is the same. Scores of Victorian Harley Street manipulators would agree.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:09 AM (xq1UY)

143 He married the goil With the head topped with coils And the band played on.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 06:09 AM (oU3Bb)

144 I'll have to call my therapist and have him pencil me in on his colander.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 30, 2016 06:09 AM (kTF2Z)

145 Chinook just flew right over my house (really). But it didn't see me. You know why?

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:11 AM (Fmupd)

146 Today's mantra is "Ohm". Posted by: Bandersnatch -------------- Tell me mho.

Posted by: Siemens at April 30, 2016 06:11 AM (9mTYi)

147 "But it didn't see me. You know why?" See....the damn thing does work.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 06:12 AM (ptqRm)

148 The idea of this helmet moves me so much, I shall write anode to it. Posted by: Bandersnatch One does not simply write anode to it, You must GET BACK IN MY BELLY!!!

Posted by: The Barrel (pretending to be the guy who mixes up his memes) at April 30, 2016 06:12 AM (wOLLt)

149 Free ValuRite for all! Posted by: OregonMuse at April 30, 2016 11:02 AM (e8ge6) That will mix a meme.

Posted by: tbodie at April 30, 2016 06:12 AM (sNYFR)

150 But the Second Friend is the man who disagrees with you about everything. He is not so much the alter ego as the antiself. Of course he shares your interests; otherwise he would not become your friend at all. But he has approached them all at a different angle. He has read all the right books but has got the wrong thing out of every one. It is as if he spoke your language but mispronounced it. How can he be so nearly right and yet, invariably, just not right? CS Lewis most of us are Second Friends it seems

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 06:13 AM (Cq0oW)

151 114 George Will: If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House Maybe we could try a magic hat on George Will. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 10:59 AM (Nwg0u) gope gotta gope, yo

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:13 AM (MQEz6)

152 Periodically my comments reach a MUMR-like level of inanity. It is at these moments that I reach for my magneto-helmet and retreat to the basement. Sometimes, when you stare into the MUMR, the MUMR stares back. Later.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 06:13 AM (mvenn)

153 I just taped two magnets to my head-

and I'm feeling better already.

Although, I do have a strange craving for iron filings.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 10:51 AM (oU3Bb)


STOP!   Do not go near the refrigerator!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2016 06:15 AM (S2K+k)

154 If only Trigglypuff had been born into a different family she could have been commanding a $65K speaking fee despite no discernible accomplishment ...except being born a Clinton.
Unreal.

Rather than paying [$275K for Hillary], UMKC opted to pay Chelsea $65,000 for a brief appearance in February 2014. The former first daughter spoke for 10 minutes before participating in a 20-minute Q and A session and posing for pictures.

According to the report, the school also considered booking less expensive alternatives, including Gloria Steinem ($30,000), Cokie Roberts ($40,000), Tina Brown ($50,000) and Lesley Stahl ($50,000).



Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at April 30, 2016 06:15 AM (NOIQH)

155 Hmph. Muldoon contemplates hell and considers hell met.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 06:16 AM (1xUj/)

156 Their making the Super -Electro-Beanie in Germany and it will be marketed as the "Siemens Hat". My understanding is that the Japanese porno industry has been promoting a "Siemens Face Mask" for years called a "Bukkake". Patent issues?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 30, 2016 06:16 AM (oU3Bb)

157 obligatory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urglg3WimHA

Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2016 06:16 AM (S2K+k)

158 Is this brain fixer an Apple product or one of those Microwhatever things?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:16 AM (MQEz6)

159 151 114 George Will: If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House Maybe we could try a magic hat on George Will. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 10:59 AM (Nwg0u) gope gotta gope, yo Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:13 AM (MQEz6) But only tinfoil-hat conspiracy nuts believe that the GOP actually prefers Hillary to Trump.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2016 06:17 AM (sdi6R)

160 Mental illness or metal illness? Posted by: Streetwiseprof ----------- Oh, the irony. - I saw Irony Butterfly open for the Cowsills in '76 in the Garden.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:18 AM (Nwg0u)

161 pay Chelsea $65,000 for a brief appearance


Briefs??? Hell, I'd rather pay a 20 cover charge at the local gentelmens club

Posted by: Bruce at April 30, 2016 06:18 AM (8ikIW)

162 "STOP! Do not go near the refrigerator!" At least we'll know where to find him.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 06:18 AM (ptqRm)

163 pay Chelsea $65,000 for a brief appearance in February 2014. The former first daughter spoke for 10 minutes before participating in a 20-minute Q and A session - A Q and A session? What the hell would you ask her? Kirk or Picard?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:21 AM (Nwg0u)

164 Pretty sure both Trump and Cruz have been seen wearing blue jeans at a ball game, so you just know George Will has them figured out.

Kasich now, he might or might not have had on assless chaps under that hot-dog vendor's apron. Jury still out. No, really, it's still...out.

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:21 AM (xq1UY)

165 Trigglypuff/Kasich 2016: Raging Madness Delivered Right to Your Door

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:21 AM (MQEz6)

166 Ha Ha, they're wearing tin foil hats cuz they're stupid! Posted by: Guy who doesn't know how to do puns That is sooo last thread. The money shot on this one is mixing up memes.

Posted by: The second guy who couldn't do so is now mixing up memes at April 30, 2016 06:21 AM (wOLLt)

167 "The foil has to cover the entire cranium or it's just a fashion statement."

Hersheys kisses

Posted by: what at April 30, 2016 06:21 AM (CRXed)

168 150 But the Second Friend is the man who disagrees with you about everything. He is not so much the alter ego as the antiself. Of course he shares your interests; otherwise he would not become your friend at all. But he has approached them all at a different angle. He has read all the right books but has got the wrong thing out of every one. It is as if he spoke your language but mispronounced it. How can he be so nearly right and yet, invariably, just not right? CS Lewis most of us are Second Friends it seems Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 11:13 AM (Cq0oW) ------------------------ And just what are you trying to tell us?

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:22 AM (Fmupd)

169 A Q and A session? What the hell would you ask her? Kirk or Picard? Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 11:21 AM (Nwg0u) Chelsea, is your ambition to have an ass as big as your mother?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2016 06:22 AM (Ozsfq)

170 Perhaps the enterprising 'rons could offer to use their degaussing wands on ladies suffering from migraines.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 06:22 AM (jR7Wy)

171 $65K seems reasonable for an aspiring pediatric cardiologist.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 30, 2016 06:24 AM (kTF2Z)

172 The United States Military Academy is poised to have its first woman dean in its 216-year history after President Barack Obama nominated to the post a West Point graduate who currently leads the school's Department of Social Sciences. Colonel Cindy Jebb, who holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University, needs confirmation from the U.S. Senate to take on the post. If approved, she would be promoted to brigadier general and serve as West Points dean of the Academic Board, the U.S. Military Academy said in a statement on Friday. Nice gig of yu can get it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2016 06:24 AM (Ozsfq)

173 163 pay Chelsea $65,000 for a brief appearance in February 2014. The former first daughter spoke for 10 minutes before participating in a 20-minute Q and A session - A Q and A session? What the hell would you ask her? Kirk or Picard? Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 11:21 AM (Nwg0u) ----------------- Panties or thong?

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:24 AM (Fmupd)

174 A Q and A session? What the hell would you ask her? Kirk or Picard? Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks --------------- Chelsea, what kind of cigars does your father smoke?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 06:24 AM (9mTYi)

175 $65,000 is a sign of respect that Don Clintoneone is very happy to see.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:24 AM (MQEz6)

176 "they're wearing tin foil hats cuz they're stupid"

Nope it was in the script. Movie was more psychological drama than SF. Once viewing is enough.

Posted by: what at April 30, 2016 06:25 AM (CRXed)

177 The money shot on this one is mixing up memes. - Triggerlypuff: Oh, the huge manatee!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:26 AM (Nwg0u)

178 Chelsea, have you ever walked into your Mom's room and found her with Huma? Did you go in there because you heard weird noises? What color was your puke?

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:27 AM (MQEz6)

179 >>Colonel Cindy Jebb, who holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University...who currently leads the school's Department of Social Sciences

Wow, can see how this is going to work out, huh?
All cadets must march in red pumps the first week....

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at April 30, 2016 06:27 AM (NOIQH)

180 Perhaps the enterprising 'rons could offer to use their degaussing wands on ladies suffering from migraines.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 11:22 AM (jR7Wy)


I had a monitor once that had a degaussing button on the front. 

The image would go funny like it was having a petit mal seizure, and make a surprised sound that trailed off to what sounded like satisfaction.

You all may draw your own conclusions.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2016 06:27 AM (S2K+k)

181 George Will: If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House

Trump really does drop the bottom out of the saying crazy shit market by just giving it away.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2016 06:28 AM (DL2i+)

182 Perhaps the enterprising 'rons could offer to use their degaussing wands on ladies suffering from migraines. Posted by: All Hail Eris [ ]

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 30, 2016 06:28 AM (wOLLt)

183 Thread just took it's tin-foil hat off.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:31 AM (Fmupd)

184 I don't hear those voices in the gray boxes anymore. It's a fucking miracle!

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:33 AM (Fmupd)

185 Chelsea, have you ever walked into your Mom's room and found her with Huma? Did you go in there because you heard weird noises? What color was your puke? Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:27 AM (MQEz6) Two words: Joined. In. Now... what color is YOUR puke????

Posted by: Chels at April 30, 2016 06:33 AM (Dj0WE)

186 170 Perhaps the enterprising 'rons could offer to use their degaussing wands on ladies suffering from migraines.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 11:22 AM (jR7Wy)


oh, my wand that cures ladies' migraines isn't for degaussing

Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2016 06:34 AM (uAvJJ)

187 @172 Nice gig of yu can get it

Can be; then again, you're a college administrator, so it can be a career-ender. Most deans and superintendents these days leave under a cloud not of their own making.


Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:34 AM (xq1UY)

188 179 >>Colonel Cindy Jebb, who holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University...who currently leads the school's Department of Social Sciences Wow, can see how this is going to work out, huh? All cadets must march in red pumps the first week.... Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2016 11:27 AM (NOIQH) Today we will review Operation Sephora. As you may recall this mission was carried out to rescue eleven Sephora hostages held by Avon Separatists in January of last year.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:34 AM (MQEz6)

189 Can be; then again, you're a college administrator, so it can be a career-ender. Most deans and superintendents these days leave under a cloud not of their own making. Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 11:34 AM (xq1UY) Come with Promotion to Brig. General, so that does not suck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2016 06:35 AM (Ozsfq)

190 And now, let's hear from Amy Schumer: Hey journalists thanks for all the heat from last nights #endgunviolence message. Please use the term "gun safety" instead of "gun control"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:35 AM (Nwg0u)

191 Panties or thong? Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 11:24 AM (Fmupd) Must. Have. Brain. Bleach.

Posted by: tbodie at April 30, 2016 06:36 AM (sNYFR)

192 185 Chelsea, have you ever walked into your Mom's room and found her with Huma? Did you go in there because you heard weird noises? What color was your puke? Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:27 AM (MQEz6) ------------- It wasn't noises. It was the smell.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:36 AM (Fmupd)

193 I'm so very late to this, but...I have anecdotal evidence this works. First tour consular officer, I was the American Citizen services officer in Athens, so I dealt with Americans with problems overseas. I had a man come in, whispering that the IDF was beaming gamma rays into his back molars. And he was serious. Since I was green, I went to my boss, to ask him how to deal with this fellow, and he handed me a roll of aluminum foil, and said, "Make him a hat." I was dumbfounded, and asked him if he was serious, (he was a a dour, silent fellow, and seldom laughed or joked) and he said he learned from his first posting as a consular officer to always have a roll of foil in his desk. I took the foil, made a swan hat for the fellow, had him put it on, told him it was special, "Government" foil that was guaranteed to stop IDF gamma rays, and the man instantly said he was better, shook my hand, and left. He came back once a week for his "renewel" hat, until he returned to the US. So, it's not scientific, it's purely my experience, but it helped this man.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 06:37 AM (ezHMO)

194 165 Trigglypuff/Kasich 2016: Raging Madness Delivered Right to Your Door

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:21 AM (MQEz6)


I'll vote for Trigglypuff if she promises not to break into this country's Strategic Arm Flab Reserves.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 30, 2016 06:37 AM (e8ge6)

195 OK, I've got to give this guy points for originality before I deport his ass. Captain Mexico burns Trump in effigy. http://tinyurl.com/j7fcwrd

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:38 AM (Nwg0u)

196 Here's one:

"Can you share some tips on how someone graduating with a history degree can land a job at a Wall Street hedge fund? Because I've got a lot of student loans to pay back!"

Posted by: chemjeff at April 30, 2016 06:38 AM (uAvJJ)

197 The hats are a ruse, they're hiding the fact that they are from Remulak.

Posted by: Beldar at April 30, 2016 06:38 AM (9mTYi)

198 >>Panties or thong? Posted by: Soona Doesn't matter much, they both disappear up my crack.

Posted by: Chelsea at April 30, 2016 06:39 AM (c7vUv)

199 General Philip Sheridan was once expelled from West Point for a semester for attempting to assault a Cadet Sergeant with a bayonet while in formation.

Just adding that.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2016 06:39 AM (S2K+k)

200 Will this treatment keep the Hildabeast out of the White House?

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2016 06:41 AM (SkmK9)

201 I'll vote for Trigglypuff if she promises not to break into this country's Strategic Arm Flab Reserves. Posted by: OregonMuse --------------- Somewhere, a tattoo artist is thinking, "Man, I could ink some fabulous kinetic art on that canvas".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 06:42 AM (9mTYi)

202 My favorite Trigglypuff meme is the one counting down blood sugar/rage/ etc (many variants) http://preview.tinyurl.com/gvtjvwv

Posted by: Kasichs NeckWattle at April 30, 2016 06:43 AM (Pby3z)

203 Comes with Promotion to Brig. General, so that does not suck

Yes. And if you are actually doing the job, it's worth it. I think Superintendent is a two, or even three, star? But think it through -- you're not just commanding cadets -- for the number of balls (or lack thereof) you have to keep in the air over any given issue, it's pretty much equivalent to other postings at the same rate. And for what it's worth (it's not), it's less pay than a comparable job at a civilian university.

Pro: you get to meet a lot of people. Con: same. 

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:43 AM (xq1UY)

204 Somewhere, a tattoo artist is thinking, "Man, I could ink some fabulous kinetic art on that canvas". Buffalo Bill is thinking about a whole new wardrobe.

Posted by: Kasichs NeckWattle at April 30, 2016 06:43 AM (Pby3z)

205 Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 11:37 AM (ezHMO) I love that you made the hat a swan. You've clearly always been an 'Ette.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 06:44 AM (GDulk)

206 193 I'm so very late to this, but...I have anecdotal evidence this works. First tour consular officer, I was the American Citizen services officer in Athens, so I dealt with Americans with problems overseas. I had a man come in, whispering that the IDF was beaming gamma rays into his back molars. And he was serious. Since I was green, I went to my boss, to ask him how to deal with this fellow, and he handed me a roll of aluminum foil, and said, "Make him a hat." I was dumbfounded, and asked him if he was serious, (he was a a dour, silent fellow, and seldom laughed or joked) and he said he learned from his first posting as a consular officer to always have a roll of foil in his desk. I took the foil, made a swan hat for the fellow, had him put it on, told him it was special, "Government" foil that was guaranteed to stop IDF gamma rays, and the man instantly said he was better, shook my hand, and left. He came back once a week for his "renewel" hat, until he returned to the US. So, it's not scientific, it's purely my experience, but it helped this man. Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 11:37 AM (ezHMO) You don't have to tell us which Senator he is, we can guess it.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:44 AM (MQEz6)

207 Somewhere, a tattoo artist is thinking, "Man, I could ink some fabulous kinetic art on that canvas". Posted by: Mike Hammer She could get one of Jupiter and all the other planets as well.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 06:44 AM (k4M/B)

208 And just what are you trying to tell us? ==== he was writing about Owen Barfield in contrast to Tolkien. they were all close.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 06:44 AM (Cq0oW)

209 CBD ... Thanks for the daily art threads. Not only are the paintings interesting (and often feature some degree of cleavage) but the humor of the comments helps make my morning. Sure beats constant rage about politics.

Posted by: JTB at April 30, 2016 06:45 AM (V+03K)

210 Someone needs to ask George F'n Will who the hell made him Pope. Then tell him to go get his shine box........and his tin foil bow tie.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 30, 2016 06:45 AM (ej1L0)

211 NOOD.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at April 30, 2016 06:46 AM (t5zYU)

212 First tour consular officer, I was the American Citizen services officer in Athens, so I dealt with Americans with problems overseas. I had a man come in, whispering that the IDF was beaming gamma rays into his back molars. And he was serious. Since I was green, I went to my boss, to ask him how to deal with this fellow, and he handed me a roll of aluminum foil, and said, "Make him a hat." I was dumbfounded, and asked him if he was serious, (he was a a dour, silent fellow, and seldom laughed or joked) and he said he learned from his first posting as a consular officer to always have a roll of foil in his desk. I took the foil, made a swan hat for the fellow, had him put it on, told him it was special, "Government" foil that was guaranteed to stop IDF gamma rays, and the man instantly said he was better, shook my hand, and left. He came back once a week for his "renewel" hat, until he returned to the US. So, it's not scientific, it's purely my experience, but it helped this man. Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 11:37 AM (ezHMO) You are a decent person. I would have pulled out a pair of pliers and yanked his back molars out, right there.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 30, 2016 06:46 AM (zc3Db)

213 The Trigglypuff Speaking Tour bus just blew another tire.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:46 AM (MQEz6)

214 Trigglypuff blames hatred of fat people on.... ....wait for it.... ....Reagan. http://campusreform.org/?ID=5505

Posted by: Kasichs NeckWattle at April 30, 2016 06:46 AM (Pby3z)

215 138 The reason the West Coast doesn't speak Japanese today: https://goo.gl/QwsQHl Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 11:08 AM (9ym/ The case could be made for: http://tinyurl.com/jthlbcg

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at April 30, 2016 06:47 AM (rbPBV)

216 @172 the Commandant is also a woman. I would bet soon the Superintendent will be a woman too so that all the GOs at West Point are women.

Posted by: blaster at April 30, 2016 06:47 AM (2Ocf1)

217 Somewhere, a tattoo artist is thinking, "Man, I could ink some fabulous kinetic art on that canvas". - It'd be like drawing little stick figures on the bottom corners of the pages of a book and then when you flip them they make a movie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 06:47 AM (Nwg0u)

218 You don't have to tell us which Senator he is, we can guess it. Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 11:44 AM (MQEz6) I spewed coffee all over my monitor.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 06:48 AM (ezHMO)

219 They should have invited Trigglpuff on stage. "Teach us, Enlightened One"

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 06:48 AM (MQEz6)

220 I hope people are ripping Trigglypuff a new one. And that's with the understanding that they finally found the old one.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2016 06:48 AM (Fmupd)

221 >>I took the foil, made a swan hat for the fellow, had him put it on, told him it was special, "Government" foil that was guaranteed to stop IDF gamma rays, and the man instantly said he was better, shook my hand, and left.


You are awesome

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at April 30, 2016 06:48 AM (NOIQH)

222 Hey Polliwog! how are you and yours?

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 06:49 AM (ezHMO)

223 "Will this treatment keep the Hildabeast out of the White House?" There is some kind of white powder you can sprinkle where she walks. Boric acid, I think.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 06:49 AM (ptqRm)

224 Hey.
138 The reason the West Coast doesn't speak Japanese today:
http://tinyurl.com/jqzyw9k

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:50 AM (xq1UY)

225 Nood, w/ elbows sort of.

Posted by: Weasel at April 30, 2016 06:50 AM (e3bId)

226 NOOD Futbowl thread. Think I'll stay here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s] at April 30, 2016 06:51 AM (ptqRm)

227 Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 11:49 AM (ezHMO) We are all well, and not under water which is also good. Is all going well with you?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 06:53 AM (GDulk)

228 214 Trigglypuff blames hatred of fat people on.... ....wait for it.... ....Reagan. LOL. It's the same template, over and over and over, again. Pick word. Add -ism. Viola! They're eating their own.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at April 30, 2016 06:53 AM (rbPBV)

229 @216 Well, it keeps them out of combat. That's the main thing, right?

Posted by: [/i][/b]Stringer Davis at April 30, 2016 06:54 AM (xq1UY)

230 227-so far so good. Glad you weren't washed away! That was a mess down there.

Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 06:54 AM (ezHMO)

231 There are some studies I'm keeping an ion. I'd advise cation.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 30, 2016 06:54 AM (brIR5)

232 "http://tinyurl.com/jthlbcg" That's a beautuful aurplane.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 06:56 AM (9ym/8)

233 that boric acid will also stop foot odors. Seriously, get a small container of medical grade powder on Amazon, and apply to clean dry feet. Just be careful not to breath the dust. It only takes a few treatments and so far it has lasted years.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 06:56 AM (xVgrA)

234 The reason the West Coast doesn't speak Japanese today: http://tinyurl.com/z92wubn

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 06:57 AM (k4M/B)

235 I used it on two of my kids a few years back and haven't had a problem since.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 06:57 AM (xVgrA)

236 Think I'll stay here. ==== yeah a little boring after awhile. so how about this: im looking at Barfields Saving the Appearances, where the central thesis is to apply the sensory questions of physics to other fields, say history. so physics says nothing exists until it is perceived, right? schrodingers cat applied to the holocaust? if a genocidal war between native American tribes took place pre colombus, did it happen?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 06:57 AM (Cq0oW)

237 The boric acid, not the tinfoil hat or magnets.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 06:58 AM (xVgrA)

238 Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 11:56 AM (xVgrA) Does it do something to the sweat glands?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 30, 2016 07:00 AM (GDulk)

239 The Swarthmore Independent reports that Segal and Sullivan took aim at a variety of subjects including President Ronald Reagan, who they claimed "f*cked everything up" for fat people - though the Independent drily reports that "[n]o specific evidence about Reagan's perverse policies or animosity toward obese people was offered." Segal and Sullivan also argued in favor of "communism and socialism as viable alternatives to capitalism and exploitation" and against oppressive healthy eating and exercise programs. The two reportedly went so far as to claim that "every physician is bought off by lobbyists and the diet industry." *smdh*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at April 30, 2016 07:03 AM (rbPBV)

240 that boric acid will also stop foot odors. ------------ Bonus: No roaches in your shoes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:03 AM (9mTYi)

241 Polli, I'm not sure how it works exactly. It may work on the ph or something. I mean it doesn't affect the amount you sweat but kills the odors. It will also work to a lesser degree under you arms.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 07:03 AM (xVgrA)

242 Posted by: Moki at April 30, 2016 11:37 AM (ezHMO) --- One of my instructors in "A" School was convinced that government MIBs in his native country were beaming gamma rays into his brain, and so lined his bike helmet and hat with tinfoil just to be sure. These MIBs would have been wearing Mao jackets, therefor the idea of globe-spanning mind-control rays is not so far-fetched.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 07:04 AM (jR7Wy)

243 I hope people are ripping Trigglypuff a new one. And that's with the understanding that they finally found the old one. Posted by: Soona ---------------- Possible non-tinfoil-related Thread Winner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:07 AM (9mTYi)

244 For example, the evolutionary biologist and the archaeologist talk about the pre-human, and even pre-life distant past as if color, sound, solidity, and a phenomenal world rather like that of modern Western humanity were all present even before the advent of life and consciousness, though physics tells us that all that is present in the absence of human beings or life is what can be described quantitatively by the particle theories of physics. Barfield emphasizes that contradiction between physics on the one hand, and on the other, sciences that offer an account of the earth before life and consciousness evolved. - Wikipedia

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at April 30, 2016 07:07 AM (Cq0oW)

245 Hard to believe - very hard to believe - that a magnetic field alone could exert much effect.

The electronic Zeeman energy for a spin 1/2 species in a 10 kilogauss field is only about 1 cm-1, i.e., 0.5% of the ambient energy at room temperature (210 cm-1, the Boltzmann energy), and about 0.06% of the energy of a hydrogen bond.


And that's for a hefty magnetic field (strong enough that you'd be hard pressed to put a wrench between the pole faces without the wrench slamming into one of them). And those pole faces on, e.g, an EPR spectrometer, are only about 5 cm apart - far closer than you could ever get on someone's head.


So color me skeptical. In the extreme.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2016 07:13 AM (oKE6c)

246 One of my instructors in "A" School was convinced that government MIBs in his native country were beaming gamma rays into his brain, and so lined his bike helmet and hat with tinfoil just to be sure.

These MIBs would have been wearing Mao jackets, therefor the idea of globe-spanning mind-control rays is not so far-fetched.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 12:04 PM (jR7Wy)


You should have told him that tin foil won't stop gamma rays. (I used to do this as a lecture demonstration.) Only a several inch thickness of lead bricks does that. It'd be fun to seem him try to fashion a suitable helmet out of THAT.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2016 07:16 AM (oKE6c)

247 You should have told him that tin foil won't stop gamma rays. (I used to do this as a lecture demonstration.) Only a several inch thickness of lead bricks does that. It'd be fun to seem him try to fashion a suitable helmet out of THAT. Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 30, 2016 12:16 PM (oKE6c) --- Oddly enough, he was supposedly a physicist back in the old country.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 07:19 AM (jR7Wy)

248 The electronic Zeeman energy for a spin 1/2 species in a 10 kilogauss field is only about 1 cm-1, i.e., 0.5% of the ambient energy at room temperature (210 cm-1, the Boltzmann energy), and about 0.06% of the energy of a hydrogen bond. ----------------- AoSHQ is indeed an interesting place. How often do we have a chance to discuss non-zero spin species?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:20 AM (9mTYi)

249 This is a city council that just passed an ordinance banning employers from using criminal background checks as a condition of employment but want Uber/Lyft drivers to start fingerprinting for their background checks. WTF???? Am I missing something here? Posted by: lindafell de spair at April 30, 2016 10:32 AM (xVgrA) ____ Yes. You are missing the extra chromosome that makes liberals in-fucking-sane. Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 30, 2016 10:37 AM (0LHZx) Calgary mayor (muslim, fag, progressive) Naheed Nenshi got caught on video bragging that the city had sent rapists and child molesters to apply for Uber jobs in an effort to "test" Uber's screening system. Of course, he really wants to block Uber because the majority of cab drivers are muzzies. And then there is an upstart Uber-like ride-sharing service being promoted by cronies of Alberta's socialist NDP government, too. Corruption upon corruption.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 07:21 AM (IcpWm)

250 And that's for a hefty magnetic field (strong enough that you'd be hard pressed to put a wrench between the pole faces without the wrench slamming into one of them). ------------- Depends on the wrench. With my old JEOL NMR 100Mhz spectrometer I used copper tools. Any ferrous tools at all would have been disastrous.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:24 AM (9mTYi)

251 You have to make sure the operator adjusts for True North versus magnetic North, otherwise you might be slightly off. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 30, 2016 10:41 AM (mvenn) I decline to accept that pun. You need a detension.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 07:25 AM (IcpWm)

252 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 12:21 PM (IcpWm) --- I read that Nenshi is the first visible minority mayor of a Canadian municipality. Are there some operating in spectrums invisible to the human eye? Or they're wearing some sort of racial shielding device?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 07:26 AM (jR7Wy)

253 II decline to accept that pun. You need a detension. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon ------------ To what degree?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:28 AM (9mTYi)

254 When the poles flip, those tinfoil hat-wearers are in for a shock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:30 AM (9mTYi)

255 Depends on the wrench.
With my old JEOL NMR 100Mhz spectrometer I used copper tools. Any ferrous tools at all would have been disastrous.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 12:24 PM (9mTYi)


Sure. I was trying to give laymen an appreciation of what that field strength meant in practical terms. Diamagnetic tools don't count!

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2016 07:33 AM (oKE6c)

256 Bigby, I am trying to get my theory of Scalar Metaphysics off the ground.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 30, 2016 07:36 AM (S2K+k)

257 Besides which, why hasn't anyone noticed a psychological effect having an MRI done? The magnetic field in an MRI scanner is vastly stronger than anything you could hook up in a metal helmet. Hell, the magnet on MRI scanners can pull ferromagnetic objects into its field from [i/]across the room.

People tend to be fascinated by magnets because of the spooky "action at a distance" aspect, but a little skepticism is definitely in order.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2016 07:39 AM (oKE6c)

258 Sure. I was trying to give laymen an appreciation of what that field strength meant in practical terms. Diamagnetic tools don't count! Posted by: Jay Guevara ---------- *scratches head* I'm trying to recall... I think the field strength was 13 Kilogauss. Puny by comparison to the superconductor magnets in use today.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:40 AM (9mTYi)

259 Hell, the magnet on MRI scanners can pull ferromagnetic objects into its field from across the room. ------------- Yeah, I had a wallet full of credit cards cleaned by one. And, I had left the wallet outside of the room.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 07:42 AM (9mTYi)

260 I read that Nenshi is the first visible minority mayor of a Canadian municipality. Are there some operating in spectrums invisible to the human eye? Or they're wearing some sort of racial shielding device? Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 30, 2016 12:26 PM (jR7Wy) I honestly don't know if he is the first "visible" minority mayor. But he's sure not the first Progressive, or the first shirt-lifter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 07:49 AM (IcpWm)

261 I'm trying to recall... I think the field strength was 13 Kilogauss. Puny by comparison to the superconductor magnets in use today.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 12:40 PM (9mTYi)


That's on the right order of magnitude. The other thing is that those magnetic field were concentrated between the pole faces. Superconducting magnets exert solenoidal fields that extend all over hell's half acre.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2016 07:50 AM (oKE6c)

262 I actually looked into this: It's being done by top notch psychiatrists. Fortunately I found a therapy that worked for me first. It's called "Brainspotting" and there's a book, if anybody's desperate or know someone who is.

Posted by: Oschisms at April 30, 2016 07:51 AM (ZsN9X)

263 And you KNOW the magnetic field used in these little helmets is no way near as strong as the ones we're talking about. Notice they don't mention anything about power supplies, shielding, etc. in talking about them.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2016 07:52 AM (oKE6c)

264 Cruz is having a pretty good day. 1) Latest Indiana polls say he has a large lead. 2) He (finally) issued an unequivocal statement that anti-Trump violence is wrong. 3) Told a pretty good joke. He said that when Boner called him Lucifer in the flesh he was applying to be Trump's VP.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 08:24 AM (Nwg0u)

265 @264 He won some delegates in MO and I gather that Pete Wilson is speaking on his behalf at the California convention today, too. IIRC the CA GOP Assembly endorsed Ted a couple of months ago. He also announced his Nebraska leadership team.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at April 30, 2016 09:16 AM (t5zYU)

266 **BUMPED so you have an open thread.**
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Thank you.

Obama strategy for Iraq working as intended.
Supporters of Muqtada Al-Sadr storm parliament and cabinet offices. Guards at those facilities report that would have had to shoot someone to keep the protesters out so they figured 'eh, fuck it'.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jl6cbrt

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, now apparently non-voting democrat at April 30, 2016 09:16 AM (ZbV+0)

267 Cardale Jones finally drafted, last pick of the fourth round by the Buffalo Bills. 12th Ohio State player selected so far.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 30, 2016 09:20 AM (2cS/G)

268 How often do we have a chance to discuss non-zero spin species? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

**cough**

Posted by: Bill O'Reilly at April 30, 2016 09:22 AM (LAe3v)

269 Watch the bumps, k? Had a bit too much fun last PM, and just trying to enjoy 80 degrees and sun.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 30, 2016 09:23 AM (C9pBZ)

270 (Dang! Got another banned AT&T IP. Switches Try #2 Howdy, doods & doodettes. If the thread has been bumped, can I pretend I was here much earlier? Rough night full of aches resolved into late morning full of stiff & sore. I blame allergies. Or extraterrestrials. When I hit AoS this late in the day, I start with the Vic News (finally get an EMT and he has tech difficulties on the first post - we can never have everything!), and then, mostly, scan threads for "http" to see what else folks have linked to. I miss a lot of chatter, but find some ver' in'erestin' stuff.

Posted by: mindful webworker bounds into view at April 30, 2016 09:28 AM (xkaSw)

271 The science babe seems pretty cool. She debunks natural foods and the "drugs are just schemes by big pharma" in 2 earlier posts on the linked blog. And she mentions that some depressed folks felt better after getting an MRI which ruled out tumors. The patient interview was pretty cool. He said conventional counseling to learn to avoid negative habits and thought trains was a key part of the therapy. I'm putting this in the "the human brain is very complex and some things that seem like magic or voodoo because you don't understand how such a small field could work are actually the real science and dismissing them out of hand is the kind of thing liberals do"

Posted by: PaleRider at April 30, 2016 09:32 AM (wYRTH)

272 So, we're still doing this thing?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2016 09:33 AM (9ym/8)

273 Hey, CBD, if you're around, MisHum told me you would be putting up the pet thread since he is away. Can you give me an estimated time it will go up so I can be there? Thanks in advance

Posted by: L, Elle at April 30, 2016 09:35 AM (R5V4T)

274 Bigby, if you're still around, I don't think the "second friend" referred to was Tolkien. Not at home to check my copy of Lewis's autobiography, though.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at April 30, 2016 09:38 AM (8It0L)

275 How often do we have a chance to discuss non-zero spin species? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. Call me when we talk about 2-D NMR plots. C^13 is not for dating.

Posted by: NaCly Dog [/i] at April 30, 2016 09:38 AM (u82oZ)

276 275 How often do we have a chance to discuss non-zero spin species? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. Call me when we talk about 2-D NMR plots. C^13 is not for dating. Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 30, 2016 02:38 PM (u82oZ) It's all about the relaxation time, yo.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 09:42 AM (MQEz6)

277 273 Hey, CBD, if you're around, MisHum told me you would be putting up the pet thread since he is away. Can you give me an estimated time it will go up so I can be there? Thanks in advance Posted by: L, Elle at April 30, 2016 02:35 PM (R5V4T) --- CBD is traveling. I just posted it.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at April 30, 2016 09:45 AM (t5zYU)

278 Somebody took a gander at some old records regarding that star that may be a home to Aliens and found the star is dimming just a little bit each year. The data goes back about a hundred years. The idea is the dimming is caused by the construction of something very big around that star. Based on the rate of dimming I wonder what that translates into as a rate of construction.

Posted by: eman at April 30, 2016 09:46 AM (MQEz6)

279 >Naheed Nenshi got caught on video bragging that the city had sent rapists and child molesters to apply for Uber jobs in an effort to "test" Uber's screening system. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 30, 2016 12:21 PM (IcpWm) One of the many odd things about this is that Nenshi was trying to slam Uber because people with convictions got through. Except Uber would submit the names to exactly the same data base that every other group uses (I think it's run by the RCMP) for background checks. Any bad person who passed would be the fault of the RCMP, not Uber, but he tried to blame Uber for the non-failure of the non-applicants. He's a self-aggrandizing blowhard and I wish he would just go away.

Posted by: all doubt removed at April 30, 2016 09:46 AM (KWGc0)

280 Fortunately I found a therapy that worked for me first. It's called "Brainspotting" Brainsplaining

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 30, 2016 09:46 AM (k4M/B)

281 non zero spin? Doesn't describe last night. Or parts of this morning.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 30, 2016 09:47 AM (C9pBZ)

282 If electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) works (albeit temporarily) then why couldn't magnetic stimulation?  The brain, being almost entirely nerves, is chocked full of charged particles and action potentials.


Posted by: ThomasD at April 30, 2016 10:09 AM (AdgBx)

283 So who wins the FBI Comey primary? Nothing's been leaked to Catherine Herridge in over three weeks. Puff piece in Newsweek on Huma, the next Valerie Jarrett, peace be unto her. Concerns over her ties to the Muslim Brotherhood are dismissed as "risible." Your meant to take away that Huma is the Anne Hathaway character in The Devil Wears Prada, the perfect alter ego assistant. Everyone in the know knows that to reach Hillary you have to get through Huma first. These days, Bill doesn't always make the cut: "She's taking a nap." Huma should be a central figure in the FBI investigation. She simultaneously drew checks from State, the Foundation and Bill, and so could be the co-ordinator of pay for play. She probably did some or all of the retransmission of secure e-mails from the government system to Hillary's home brew server. So what's in the 50,000 e-mails that Hillary said seh wiped clean, but Comey and the FBI have presumably recovered? Developing .....

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 10:10 AM (bQxkN)

284 Yo, 'Rons and 'Ettes! Anyone know New Haven, CT well?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 10:12 AM (1xUj/)

285 Speculation grows over Hillary's VP pick. There's no way she picks a white guy, would she? Will she double down on estrogen with Liz Warren to appeal to Feel the Bern? Julian Castro, one of the identical Mexican chipmunk twins, continues to get mention. If it is Castro, I have a modest proposal that one of the twins be required to get an indelible ugly tattoo on his forehead. Because of the Constitution. Else we'll get too many bad TV shows and movies recreating the Man in the Iron Mask. Tattoo not good enough? OK, chop off someone's arm. Amazingly, the Castro twins Mom is the founder of La Raza (the Race).

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 10:24 AM (bQxkN)

286 Will she double down on estrogen with Liz Warren
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And thus the 'war on women' goes thermonuclear.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, now apparently non-voting democrat at April 30, 2016 10:39 AM (ZbV+0)

287 Will she double down on estrogen with Liz Warren
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And thus the 'war on women' goes thermonuclear.
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Oh, imagine the shrieking!

Posted by: IP at April 30, 2016 10:41 AM (wuzqU)

288 Nothing's been leaked to Catherine Herridge in over three weeks. ------------------------ Yeah, what gives? Andrew Napolitano seems certain that a grand jury has been convened and some of her aides have testified. I think he overstates things and fantasizes a bit. My theory is that the explanation of the whole big mixup (as it will be portrayed) will universally run like this: "Well, it came up, I think in a meeting, I can't really remember, that Hillary thought it was an inconvenience to carry two different devices for her emails, and we kicked a few ideas around, and one of them was just using the same email for all her business and making sure she sent everything to other peoples' .gov addresses, and someone passed it down to Bryan Pagliano, and he came up with his solution and we never really questioned it. We had so much to do, what with the country's foreign policy being such a mess after the Bush years, once Bryan set up the email address for her we never gave it a second thought. We never told him to set up a private server -- we don't even know what one is! -- so if he somehow got the idea that that was what Hillary wanted, it was just a misunderstanding." A miscommunication -- a technical matter that Hillary left to an expert whom she trusted -- an unfortunate situation, but nothing bad happened -- there's no evidence that anything was ever compromised. That assumes they're confident that the FBI hasn't got any evidence to the contrary.

Posted by: iforgot at April 30, 2016 10:50 AM (5o5ek)

289 Amazingly, the Castro twins Mom is the founder of La Raza (the Race). Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 03:24 PM (bQxkN) ------------------- Holy smack, that's a nugget. I had no idea. I think she'll have to pass on the Castro twins this time; that's just too much ammo for Trump. And as for Liz Warren, forget that. No way does Hillary want someone with IDEAS and INDEPENDENCE and AN EAGERNESS TO WORK and all the sorts of things she pretends to laud in women.

Posted by: iforgot at April 30, 2016 10:53 AM (5o5ek)

290 Anyone know New Haven, CT well? Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 03:12 PM (1xUj/) =============== Sorry, I got nuthin'.

Posted by: iforgot at April 30, 2016 10:54 AM (5o5ek)

291 Huma should be a central figure in the FBI investigation. ---------------------- I'm almost more fascinated by Huma's fate than I am by Hillary's. The elements she'll be bargaining with -- her freedom, her loyalty to her boss, her belief in everything she's done, her hatred of American institutions, her love for her young child -- will make this an epic tale. What will she sacrifice? Whom will she betray? What will her calculations be? Then again, she might get away with the whole thing and bask in fame, adulation, and prosperity for the rest of her life.

Posted by: iforgot at April 30, 2016 11:02 AM (5o5ek)

292 I'm almost more fascinated by Huma's fate than I am by Hillary's. I too am fascinated by Huma. The pettiness of the way Hillary treats her, as revealed in the e-mails, is appalling. Huma is beautiful (I know, not a universal opinion) and accomplished. I wonder what cause she is serving. Don't say Muslim agent, that's too simple. There's got to be something complex about Huma.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 11:06 AM (1xUj/)

293 "Anyone know New Haven" There's Yale and notYale. All I know

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 11:08 AM (bQxkN)

294 Don't say Muslim agent, that's too simple. There's got to be something complex about Huma.
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Gray muslim agent?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, now apparently non-voting democrat at April 30, 2016 11:10 AM (ZbV+0)

295 There's Yale and notYale. All I know Yeah, No. 1 Son is finishing his last semester at Quinnipiac and living in New Haven. No. 2 Son is home from school in Boston. I was hoping to find something more interesting than the usual take them out to dinner or go see a movie. Of course, I was hoping to do something in daylight like go to a musem or take a hike, but young people and daylight don't seem to mix.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 11:12 AM (1xUj/)

296 I too am fascinated by Huma. The pettiness of the way Hillary treats her, as revealed in the e-mails, is appalling. Huma is beautiful (I know, not a universal opinion) and accomplished. I wonder what cause she is serving. -------------------- If the "Gum" story is true (Hillary snaps fingers and says "Gum," and Huma brings it) then there's something wrong with Huma that I never suspected. She might have huge, secret stores of bitterness and resentment against Hillary. She might be ready to flip and go full revenge. I agree that Huma is beautiful and accomplished. I've often wondered what motivates her. Sometimes I'm convinced it's proximity to power and the promise of wealth and more power as the Clintons expand their criminal enterprise. But in recent years, she's also gotten her own family. If Clinton loses the FBI primary big, Huma will certainly play a major role. I think she'll get a special place in history because of her relative youth, her beauty, her stakes in the Clinton game, and whatever she winds up deciding and where it leaves her. I think she'll be the subject of many a book and film, like Mata Hari, the Anastasia pretender, and other women of corrupted potential.

Posted by: iforgot at April 30, 2016 11:25 AM (5o5ek)

297 and other women of corrupted potential. Oh, nice phrase.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 11:28 AM (1xUj/)

298 Someone was retransmitting secure communications from the government system onto Hillary's home brew. This likely involved Huma and/or Cheryl Mills, who had the necessary security clearances to gain access. Government will know who looked at what and when on the secure system. If you then find it on the home brew, QED. That's a few provable crimes right there, without the need to have a talking witness. Pagliano might have direct knowledge, so that his testimony can further connect the dots. Pagliano's testimony on setting up the home brew server can hang Hillary on her direct knowledge and her intent, so that she can't say she was unawares. Some of the statutes that were violated over the e-mails only require recklessness, not specific intent, but it looks like there is proof of intent, which brings harsher statutes into play. Pay-for-play is what will kill the Clintons, but it's unclear whether Comey is pursuing this. The names of 1,000 donors whose contributions were funneled through a Canadian affiliate of the Foundation have never been disclosed, because the Clintons claim it would violate British Columbian confidentiality laws. I'd bet that those names and what's on the 50,000 "deleted" e-mails would tell an interesting story.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 11:33 AM (bQxkN)

299 How often do we have a chance to discuss non-zero spin species? Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. Call me when we talk about 2-D NMR plots. C^13 is not for dating. Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 30, 2016 02:38 PM (u82oZ) It's all about the relaxation time, yo. Posted by: eman --------- One word: Precession

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:35 AM (9mTYi)

300 Pay-for-play is what will kill the Clintons, Pay for play is what should kill the Clintons, but it's not the media focus. Everything is was it classified at the time and that sort of malarkey. I hope someone in the FBI has an eye on the prize.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 30, 2016 11:36 AM (1xUj/)

301 and other women of corrupted potential. Oh, nice phrase. Posted by: Bandersnatch --- I think the de rigueur phrase is 'Corrupition Involved'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 11:37 AM (9mTYi)

302 Pay-for-play is what will kill the Clintons, ------------------ Death seems to be the Pay for Playing with the Clintons.

Posted by: Vince Foster, Ron Brown, et al at April 30, 2016 11:39 AM (9mTYi)

303 'Corrupition Involved' Corruption Involved, dammit.

Posted by: Fat Fingers at April 30, 2016 11:40 AM (9mTYi)

304 Thanks Y-Not. I appreciate that

Posted by: L, Elle at April 30, 2016 11:43 AM (R5V4T)

305 Quinnipiac v Yale, great hockey rivalry. 2013 NCAA final was a battle for New Haven

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 11:45 AM (bQxkN)

306 Hockey is iconic of white male privilege. There should be more female hockey players on the Yale team.

Posted by: Cora Segal at April 30, 2016 11:51 AM (9mTYi)

307 I've always thought Huma was a clinging on underling hoping that enough will fall through for her to live very wealthy.

Posted by: Skip at April 30, 2016 11:52 AM (PFZvJ)

308 I've always thought Huma was a clinging on underling hoping that enough will fall through for her to live very wealthy. Posted by: Skip ----------- See: Sycophant

Posted by: Cora Segal at April 30, 2016 11:53 AM (9mTYi)

309 The FBI/DOJ jumped through hoops to extradite Guccifer, the Romanian hacker, which is encouraging, including over how it implicates Sid Vicious Blumenthal. I'd love to know what they've done to get disclosure of the 1,000 Canadian names. If they've done nothing it's dereliction. The Clintons made a written commitment to the Obama administration that all names would be disclosed. Amazingly, the Canadian affiliate of the Foundation is the "Clinton Giustra Foundation" Frank Giustra is the Friend of Bill's who orchestrated the sale of 50% of the US domestic uranium supply to Putin and Friends, a deal that needed Hillary's sign-off as Secretary of State. I couldn't make up this shit if I tried.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 30, 2016 11:57 AM (bQxkN)

310 The science is settled. Tin Foil Deniers must be silenced--Earth is In the Balance. If we don't turn over control of all Tin Foil to the UN 20 years ago, the Earth will end 10 years ago! Hey-anybody want to buy some Foil Offsets?

Posted by: Al Gore, Climate Sharia Imam at April 30, 2016 12:03 PM (Ndje9)

311 The 7 classifications of urinalysis observers. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u6OsdGuYycs

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 30, 2016 01:13 PM (Nwg0u)

312 Hey-anybody want to buy some Foil Offsets? Posted by: Al Gore ---------- Sorry, Al, we're past peak foil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 30, 2016 01:23 PM (9mTYi)

313 That reminds me--I need to get my copy of Earth in the Balance back from the Unabomber. I hope he didn't rip out the pages for toilet paper. Because that's a kind of censorship.

Posted by: Al Gore, Climate Sharia Imam at April 30, 2016 02:26 PM (Ndje9)

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