News Item: “. . . Police took 52-year-old Travis Micho into custody Sunday after he told an officer he became angry at the employee and threw a burrito at her. . . .”
But the man denied he was intending tequila when the question arroz.
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News Headline: “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Minimum wage serves no purpose.”
News Headline: “Tory minister says disabled people ‘not worth the minimum wage.’ ”
And isn’t it about time more of us spoke up about these freeloaders who think they are “entitled” to get paid when they work?
News Item: “Top U.S. generals have told President Obama that if the fight against ISIS is to succeed in Iraq, they will need U.S. boots on the ground. . . .”
And we will probably need to mine Haiphong Harbor, also.
But then everything will be OK.
News Headline: “House Dems in retreat.”
Best to stay with what you know.
Mike Wolstein, a Park Ridge, Ill., reader, regarding QT’s noting that, considering news reports of political tightropes and diplomatic juggling acts and budget merry-go-rounds, we must be having more fun than we thought, writes:
“I ‘m enjoying the dog-and-pony shows.”
Enjoy them while you can, as there is now a ticking time bomb riding the tiger toward a cliff.
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From a report this week by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America regarding the San Andreas Fault:
“. . . .Estimates of fraction locked, the ratio of moment accumulation rate to loading rate, on each section of the fault system provide a uniform means to inform source parameters relevant to seismic-hazard assessment. From its mean creep rates, we infer the main branch (the San Andreas Fault) ranges from only 20%±10% locked on its central creeping section to 99%–100% on the north coast. From mean accumulation rates, we infer that four urban faults appear to have accumulated enough seismic moment to produce major earthquakes: the northern Calaveras (M 6.8), Hayward (M 6.8), Rodgers Creek (M 7.1), and Green Valley (M 7.1). The latter three faults are nearing or past their mean recurrence interval.”
For those who wonder how geophysicists go about saying: “Uh-oh.”
Al Gore warning again this week about climate change:
“We refer to climate change as a ‘threat multiplier’ because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today–from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts.”
Then again, what do you expect from your typical liberal–
Those are the words of a new preparedness report from the Pentagon.
News Headline: “Gays have ‘gifts and qualities to offer,’ says groundbreaking papal document.”
The Vatican perhaps having noticed, finally, among other things, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
News Headline: “South Carolina prosecutors say ‘stand your ground’ doesn’t apply to victims of domestic violence.”
As South Carolina works toward the day when guns are everywhere but a man can still attack his wife in peace.
Beware the ides of National Dryer Vent Safety Awareness Month.