Saturday, January 11, 2014

"This is a chemical burn."

"The Massachusetts ACLU is pushing to dismiss all 40,000 convictions involving disgraced crime lab analyst Annie Dookhan. She has admitted to falsifying countless drug test results over  a period of several years."

"It’s like when you’re talking to a girl at a bar because you’re attracted to her, the first thing you say is always gonna be dog shit. The most honest thing you could say to her is ‘I wanna fuck your face.’ That’s the most honest thing you could say...  Women try to compete. They’re like, “Well I’m a pervert. You don’t know. I have really sick sexual thoughts.” I’m like, “No, you have no idea. You have no idea.” “Cause you see, you get to have those thoughts. I have to have those thoughts. You’re a tourist in sexual perversion. I’m a prisoner there. You’re Jane Fonda on a tank. I’m John McCain in the hut.”" - Louis C.K.

Batman's gonna probably get cold.  But that's okay.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Training - "Age Is Not An Excuse."

1/11 - compression flossing/calves, hamstrings, hips, elbow -- squats, calf press/raise

1/10 - dips, db shoulder swings, db drag curls/inc curls, back xt, knee ups

"It doesn't make sense."

"The day after the mayoral election, I received a number of telephone calls from reporter friends asking if deBlasio’s election meant the stop & frisk appeal was a “dead issue,” since deBlasio ran for office on the promise of ending the program.  I reminded them that people often run on a promise that somehow doesn’t manage to pan out when they finally get to wear the mayor hat. When deBlasio picked Giuliani’s ex to be his PC, it might have been a clue that Bratton was an architect of the stop & frisk program, though people can change over the intervening decades.  It appears that the new rhetoric will be a warmer, kinder stop and frisk, where cops will be directed to say “may I” as they throw young black men into walls face first in order to make their CompStat numbers.

Or as a cop friend explained to me a few days ago, the UF-250 forms will have better check off boxes so no matter how suspicionless a stop may be, it will appear constitutional under Bratton.  And if those black kids complain about it, it’s because they’re liars and criminals. After all, why would a cop lie? Yup, it’s all going to be different this time."

Mother of four, 120lb Molly Schuyler versus 4.5lb steak.  2 minutes, 44 seconds.

"According to a classified report from the Pentagon, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s leaks have put American military personnel at risk and helped terrorists...

Given that the report is classified it is impossible for anyone to independently examine its claims...

Alan Rusbridger, the editor of The Guardian, has defended the newspapers’ reporting on the documents leaked by Snowden. Last month, Rusbridger told the British Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee claims that reporting on Snowden's leaks have endangered national security "tend to be very vague and not rooted in specific stories." According to The Guardian,  Rusbridger then quoted senior officials from the UK and the US who "have told me personally that there has been no damage. A member of the Senate intelligence committee said to us: 'I have been incredibly impressed by what you have done … I have seen nothing that you have done that has caused damage.""

"The Christie-administration scandal is clear on this front. At the very least, people in the governor's circle of trust—including his longtime campaign manager, the well-connected GOP politico and Jersey power broker Bill Stepien—were privately gleeful at the pain inflicted on residents and even children by traffic closures they engineered and then stonewalled the press and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich about.

In one exchange of text messages on the second day of the lane closures, [David] Wildstein, [one of two Christie appointees at the Port Authority,] alludes to messages Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich had left complaining that school buses were having trouble getting through the traffic. "Is it wrong that I'm smiling," the recipient of the text message responded to Wildstein. The person's identity is not clear because the documents are partially redacted for unknown reasons. "No," Wildstein wrote in response. "I feel badly about the kids," the person replied to Wildstein. "I guess."

While Christie loyalists were joshing about the traffic problems of Fort Lee residents, an unconscious 91-year-old woman lay waiting in Fort Lee for an ambulance that was delayed in the jam. The woman later died.

Robert Gates has this to say about Hillary Clinton and her former Democratic-primary rival, Barack Obama:  Hillary told the president that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary.... The president conceded vaguely that opposition to the Iraq surge had been political. To hear the two of them making these admissions, and in front of me, was as surprising as it was dismaying.

Regardless of what one thinks of the Iraq surge (I was against it, FWIW), the idea of a future secretary of state and future president making life-and-death policy decisions based on their own crass political considerations is fundamentally grotesque. And it shouldn't surprise anybody. Their job is to get elected; ours is to stop getting bamboozled. If you don't want your fellow citizens to be used as human pawns in the debased game of power politics, then work to limit the amount of latitude politicians can have over our lives."

"any one that hasn’t been living under a rock for the past decade has read at least one article asking, “where have all the good men gone?” you’ve probably heard DOZENS of women uttering the same comment. i know i have...

do you recall some of the articles damning the man that ran during the aurora shooting and not protecting his “strong and independent” woman and family (yet women belong in combat). but to be fair, the same site applauded the men that died protecting their families. wait what? am i reading that right? so NOTHING changes for men in this time of “eqality, we’re still EXPECTED to “man up” in times of crisis and danger, but GOD.FORBID i expect feminimity or ANYTHING that could be contrued as “typical female roles”."

"Attraction is hard wired in the brain...  we know we're attracted to certain facial symmetries...  the Golden Ratio...  love can be broken down into chemicals.  It's dopamine, it's oxytocin...  What we're attracted to is written in our DNA."

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Training - "Heavily & Often."

1/9 - deadlifts, calf press/raise 

1/8 - bb curls, seated rows, back xt, tricep kickbacks/bench dips, db wrist curls 

"To preface the treatment on exercises, it's of note for all of the anti-bicep curl wunderkind out there that the bicep curl only fell out of favor when male testosterone levels decided to drop more precipitously than a 20 something's frequency of erections after switching to a vegan diet.  That's right- curls for the girls has been a thing as long as there have been things to curl to catch chicks' attention..."