Thursday too

1. Tammie Jo Shults:

It would be mean-spirited and churlish not to acknowledge her and believe me, I’ve explored the First Officer and what he did, the fact that she was wearing a bomber jacket and not a uniform [Southwest is one of the airlines in the US running this as the pilot’s uniform]. So chalk one up to a female pilot.

2. Glassmaking in old Japan:

Optical glass is a complex blend of ingredients, but some representative ingredients are quartz or silicon dioxide (SiO2). If you live near a beach, chances are a lot of the sand is quartz. All of Hikari’s glass begins life as a blend of several basic ingredients, the main one being quartz, although Arai-san politely declined to list what they were. (He also asked that we not take photos of the area where the sacks of ingredients were piled up.)

3. Because there are things beyond your understanding?

“The big question about these cells has been why they are there at all, and in such large numbers,” explains immunogenomics researcher Chris Goodnow from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

“Why does the body keep these cells, whose self binding antibodies pose a genuine risk to health, instead of destroying them completely, as we once thought?”

4.  Most “sci-fi” and gaming doesn’t do much for me but it might do better for you:

Published in 2014, The Peripheral takes place in two future timelines, both of them bleak. Among other things, it follows a woman who becomes a security guard in a virtual world but who begins to suspect that the virtual world is not so virtual after witnessing a murder-by-nanobots. Gibson is an acclaimed sci-fi author who also gave us the classics Neuromancer and Pattern Recognition and who coined the term “cyberspace.”

5.  Futility Closet at it again:

“According to the legend whispered by the retainers and villagers, no sooner did the clock strike twelve than a headless apparition was seen to move slowly across the moonlit hall.”

In 1911 English humorists Edward Verrall Lucas and George Morrow took the illustrations from a department store catalog and arranged them into “a deeply-moving human drama.”

Stewart C. Russell has put the whole thing online (PDF).

6. Lastly, Martin Cole @IroniesToo puts it nicely:

#LordsReferendum Have the vermin in ermine finally overstepped the mark of the endless centuries of tolerance & forbearance of the great British public. Signatories for a vote to rid the nation of the unelected upper house, doubled overnight from 6,400 to 12,800 at 06:00 am😂

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

33 comments for “Thursday too

  1. April 19, 2018 at 18:00

    Grandfather had a tumbler to polish Cape May diamonds, but alas, it was broken.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_May_diamonds

  2. ivan
    April 19, 2018 at 21:19

    Are we supposed to know who Tammie Jo Shults is or are you trying to get us to one of the internet search engines?

    Yes, I did use google to find out and must say well done her.

    Please remember there are some of us that don’t live in the UK so we don’t see UK TV (gave it up years ago because of the gutter standards) or papers.

  3. April 20, 2018 at 02:23

    A pilot’s a pilot for a’ that.

  4. Bill
    April 20, 2018 at 09:34

    1. That’s Jane Fonda.

  5. April 20, 2018 at 17:53

    Hmmmm – thlot certainly plickens.

  6. Bill
    April 20, 2018 at 22:09

    One would of thought that if this lady was the first to fly an F-18when they arrived at the VAQ-34 squadron in 1981 two years prior to its disbandment in 1993 she would warrant a mention on the site.
    She doesn’t get one.
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=iz7aWrmQKsLJwQLutZ6QCw&q=site%3Awww.vaq34.com+%22schults%22&oq=site%3Awww.vaq34.com+%22schults%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3…1323.19441.0.21070.16.16.0.0.0.0.380.2227.9j4j1j2.16.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.5.879…0j46j0i131k1j0i46k1j0i10k1.0.okHakH6xNUg

    Everything that is being said abut her navy days is based on this page.
    http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6155

    She doesn’t get a mention here either but her boss at VAQ 34 does.
    https://www.dvidshub.net/news/260995/women-aviation-gw-reflects-womens-history-month

    However good luck finding anything with the two ladies names on the same page.

    • Distant Relative
      April 20, 2018 at 22:29

      Hmm. First link not working for me and photos at the forum link are missing.

      Wiki page or two created today is a red flag. Seen it happen before with other events.

      Something fishy methinks. 😉

      Tried tineye-ing the photo of “Jane Fonda” in JH article but got 10 pages all from 18 April about plane incident of same date.

    • Bill
      April 20, 2018 at 22:44

      Bugger that should say 1991 not 1981. Anyway there are no pictures or articles I and google and duckduckgo can find of her first flight take off or landing in an F18 save the sole image linked to above in grainy black and white, nor are there any of her first carrier take off and landing nor are there any of her with her fellow squadron pilots or her commanding officer on her first F18 flight.

  7. April 20, 2018 at 22:20

    Yes, ordinarily not one for female pilots, she did impress though in her interview when she said she had not risen to the occasion at all, she’d reverted to procedure.

  8. Bill
    April 20, 2018 at 22:26
  9. April 20, 2018 at 23:15

    Quite strange why it should be so. What’s the purpose of falsifying in this case?

    • Distant Relative
      April 20, 2018 at 23:23

      More delving needed – have to wait until tomorrow – way past my bedtime. Think it is Q related.

      Edit – It is tomorrow 🙂 so later on today.

      • Distant Relative
        April 21, 2018 at 09:00

        This is just my opinion, so take it or leave it as you will.

        If you don’t know what “Q” is there is plenty on the web about them – I believe it is a team of Military Intel bods connected to Trump. Why I think this is so is because of the correlation/confirmation of Q drops, Trump’s tweets and speeches over the past 5 months.

        Here’s what I think the connection to the incident reported on 17 April.

        It starts with this Q post 954 posted on 17 March

        Mar 17 2018 19:44:01 (EST) Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: b02328 701978
        Next week.
        BOOM.
        BOOM.
        BOOM.
        Q

        Indicating that something significant to swamp clearing would “explode” figuratively speaking in the mainstream the following week.

        Then Q posted this on 20 March

        Mar 20 2018 23:21:18 (EST) Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: b086d2 739281
        The FBI opened a case on “Q” today re: ‘Boom’ statements and now the TX bombings.
        Coordinated to end comms here.
        Predictable.
        They are scared [4am].
        They will fail.
        We know the details.
        [Wednesday].
        Q

        What is being referred to here is the Texas Bombings which occurred around the time Q started the “Booms” – several exploding packages being distributed by someone with a grudge against mankind and MSM focus was diverted to that. There were reports in the MSM that the FBI were indeed investigating “Q” because of the “Boom” references, as in “Boom = explosion = parcel bomb”. [4am] is the time the MSM get their script for the day so Q is saying MSM-backers and feeders are scared because of what is about to come out. Not sure if this wasn’t the start of NK peace announcement which MSM glossed over.

        Next Q post of relevance is this one where they refer to a previous post of 12 April

        Apr 17 2018 15:16:29 (EST) Anonymous ID: d079bc 1080066
        Apr 12 2018 00:36:28 (EST) Q !xowAT4Z3VQ ID: f666d7 1008693
        >>1008670
        Alan.
        Welcome aboard.
        Plane.
        17.
        Q
        Apr 17 2018 15:51:28 (EST) Q !xowAT4Z3VQ ID: 58f549 1080429
        >>1080066
        We are being set up.
        Threat.
        Past Booms – TX bombs
        New Booms – Plane crash + Plane/17 drop.
        These people are sick.
        Attempt to prevent drops / awakening.
        Conspiracy?
        Coincidence?
        Response coming.
        Q

        What’s being inferred here is “Them” /DS/Swamp critters are trying to make events happen to correlate with their interpretation of the Q drops and proclaim that Q and followers are terrorists in order to stop the communication between Q group and the truthers on 8chan. In the plane incident on 17 April the alleged victim was reported as being in row 17 or seat 17 – can’t remember exactly – which ties in with Q mentioning the word “plane” and the number “17” in the linked post of 12 April above.
        Even the female victim can be tied in with Q’s reference in this other post from 20 March “Down she goes”.

        Mar 20 2018 23:52:37 (EST) Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: b086d2 739690
        MZ.
        RT.
        Big meeting.
        Cell phones left at door.
        +8
        5 political
        1 former intel dir
        Mask & Spin
        IDEN friendly ‘insiders’
        MSM support +talking points
        Shift narrative
        FAIL
        We hear you.
        We have the algorithm.
        Thank you @ Snowden.
        Learn chess.
        Down she goes.
        Nobody escapes this.
        NOBODY.
        Q

        Was this a staged event? We have no way of knowing unless we were there witnessing it. That woman could’ve died – the DS isn’t above killing to advance their ends. Anomalies between the narrative and the photo evidence remain.

        Q posts can be found on this doc https://qanon.pub

        The posts I referred to are numbers 954, 958, 1174 and 959

    • Bill
      April 21, 2018 at 10:49

      More women pilots in the navy/airforce?
      Boeing planes are better than Airbus planes?
      Women pilots are calmer than other kinds (gender identity explosion means too many too list)?
      It is too dangerous to fly?
      Southwest is a very safe airline with the best pilots?
      The best commercial pilots are those trained by the military?
      Sign up today?

  10. Distant Relative
    April 21, 2018 at 09:03

    Think another one dropped in the bin? LOL!

  11. Timbotoo
    April 21, 2018 at 12:56

    The pax who did the video and interviews was in row 17. The window went out in row 14.

  12. Ted Treen
    April 22, 2018 at 23:33

    Absolutely no reason why a woman can’t be a first-rate pilot – it’s not as if she’ll have to reverse the thing, is it? 😉

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