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(NPR)   Government shutdown forces Antarctic research station to go into "caretaker" status. Kurt Russell and Keith David sent north as a precaution   (npr.org) divider line 69
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2013-10-09 12:09:08 AM  
I highly recommend The Brief History of the Dead, a book that is partially set in on an Antarctic Research station in the near future, at the time of an apocalypse. It's less than 300 pages, so very readable.
 
2013-10-09 12:14:08 AM  
www.themovies.co.za

/obscure?
 
2013-10-09 12:16:09 AM  
Sorry, flamethrower fuel was cut from the budget due to the sequester
 
2013-10-09 12:22:03 AM  
There's a Dan Brown book where our intrepid heroine- who is a history professor or something- is in Antarctica and is thrown into the ocean by....bad guys of some sort, and she survives because a US Nuclear sub chooses that exact moment to surface.

I have most of these details wrong, but that's the gist of the story. It is absurd.
 
2013-10-09 01:08:54 AM  
we send things north to go to Antarctica? I suppose it would work if you insist on going the long way.
 
2013-10-09 01:13:43 AM  

CthulhuCalling: we send things north to go to Antarctica? I suppose it would work if you insist on going the long way.


Well,there's really no hurry.
 
2013-10-09 01:16:10 AM  

what_now: I have most of these details wrong, but that's the gist of the story. It is absurd.


This is a given with any Dan Brown novel.


/Da Vinci Code is his most entertaining book and it reads like something Umberto Eco would write after a massive head injury and frontal lobotomy
 
2013-10-09 01:18:33 AM  
Hey Sweden!
 
2013-10-09 01:19:24 AM  

Snapper Carr: what_now: I have most of these details wrong, but that's the gist of the story. It is absurd.

This is a given with any Dan Brown novel.


/Da Vinci Code is his most entertaining book and it reads like something Umberto Eco would write after a massive head injury and frontal lobotomy



And btw, the book is Deception Point and it is not good (yes I've read it. When you're stuck in a hospital bed for 3 months you'll read just about anything.)
 
2013-10-09 01:21:52 AM  
Does this mean everyone tied to the couch?
 
2013-10-09 01:26:11 AM  
Wanna buy a car?

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-10-09 01:28:33 AM  

Snapper Carr: the book is Deception Point and it is not good


It is not good, but it's not bad. It's pulp. I'd recommend it to people who like Dan Brown but have never heard of it.
 
2013-10-09 01:28:47 AM  
Caretaker status?  I'll show you Caretaker status ;)

www.syffal.com
 
2013-10-09 01:34:33 AM  
Watch Clark.
 
2013-10-09 01:50:46 AM  
voy.trekcore.com
 
2013-10-09 01:57:24 AM  
One of the coolest movies ever, just cannot get around that. Goddamn wife won't let me show it to the 9 year old. What gives?
 
2013-10-09 01:57:55 AM  
If I was born a girl in the 60's I think I would've thought Kurt Russell was dreamy as the "Computer that wore tennis sneakers" and other Disney flicks of that time.

As it so happens, I'm a 53 yr old not a fat guy but still way out of Kurt's league.

 Plus, I'm pretty sure at least one of us still wants to be with women.
 
2013-10-09 01:58:32 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-09 02:01:00 AM  
It is a small price to pay for the well-being of our nation's middle class and lower class.

All of the research that the government sponsors-- NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA, DARPA (and these are just the ones I know off the top of my head as being key sponsors of university research), all of these organizations are competing for tax dollars that government social, medical and safety-net programs need to aid the lower and middle classes.

These Antarctic scientist and support personnel have an education and job experience. They are already living in one of the most brutal environments on Earth. Even if they are fired, they'll recover. They'll find new work. And they'll be fine.

And you can apply the same argument to all career artists, scientists and professionals. You've have it good so far. Now it's time for you to sacrifice a little to help the less fortunate.
 
2013-10-09 02:03:04 AM  
Here is the problem with the "good of the many" argument... you never get to be a part of the "many".
 
2013-10-09 02:08:31 AM  
"There are people still at the South Pole Station that have been there all winter. They need to get visited to have supplies refreshed. They need fuel, all that kind of stuff," says Doran.

I'm sorry, but those people are now going to die. Horrible frozen deaths.
 
2013-10-09 02:14:31 AM  

johnnieconnie: I highly recommend The Brief History of the Dead, a book that is partially set in on an Antarctic Research station in the near future, at the time of an apocalypse. It's less than 300 pages, so very readable.


that does look interesting
thank you
 
2013-10-09 02:17:07 AM  

tonguedepressor: If I was born a girl in the 60's I think I would've thought Kurt Russell was dreamy as the "Computer that wore tennis sneakers" and other Disney flicks of that time.

As it so happens, I'm a 53 yr old not a fat guy but still way out of Kurt's league.

 Plus, I'm pretty sure at least one of us still wants to be with women.


Too bad he died of cancer after he started shooting that series The Beast.
 
2013-10-09 02:24:32 AM  
img853.imageshack.us
 
2013-10-09 02:36:19 AM  
That's how you get ants.
 
2013-10-09 02:36:54 AM  

Badgers: [voy.trekcore.com image 692x530]


Came for Voyager, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-10-09 02:42:15 AM  
I just can not believe any of this voodoo bullshiat!!
 
2013-10-09 02:46:54 AM  

johnnieconnie: I highly recommend The Brief History of the Dead, a book that is partially set in on an Antarctic Research station in the near future, at the time of an apocalypse. It's less than 300 pages, so very readable.


Been looking for something to read, so I bought it. Here's to hoping it's worth it.
 
2013-10-09 03:04:10 AM  

what_now: There's a Dan Brown book where our intrepid heroine- who is a history professor or something- is in Antarctica and is thrown into the ocean by....bad guys of some sort, and she survives because a US Nuclear sub chooses that exact moment to surface.

I have most of these details wrong, but that's the gist of the story. It is absurd.


Deus ex machina is older than the English language, and it's no more absurd than the lab results coming in right as the detective says, "We're just waiting on the lab results" on Law and Order.
 
2013-10-09 03:05:31 AM  

Satan's Dumptruck Driver: It is a small price to pay for the well-being of our nation's middle class and lower class.

All of the research that the government sponsors-- NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA, DARPA (and these are just the ones I know off the top of my head as being key sponsors of university research), all of these organizations are competing for tax dollars that government social, medical and safety-net programs need to aid the lower and middle classes.

These Antarctic scientist and support personnel have an education and job experience. They are already living in one of the most brutal environments on Earth. Even if they are fired, they'll recover. They'll find new work. And they'll be fine.

And you can apply the same argument to all career artists, scientists and professionals. You've have it good so far. Now it's time for you to sacrifice a little to help the less fortunate.


-10000000/10
 
2013-10-09 03:18:29 AM  

HotWingAgenda: tonguedepressor: If I was born a girl in the 60's I think I would've thought Kurt Russell was dreamy as the "Computer that wore tennis sneakers" and other Disney flicks of that time.

As it so happens, I'm a 53 yr old not a fat guy but still way out of Kurt's league.

 Plus, I'm pretty sure at least one of us still wants to be with women.

Too bad he died of cancer after he started shooting that series The Beast.


Kurt Russell isn't dead. What are you smoking?
 
2013-10-09 03:21:05 AM  
http://www.bigdeadplace.com/

Raytheon has already been paid. It won't close.
 
2013-10-09 06:13:30 AM  

a_real_human_being: Watch Clark.


It's not Farches.
 
2013-10-09 06:24:56 AM  

LordOfThePings: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x306]


Oh sure... go with the shiatty original.... Hipster......
 
2013-10-09 06:54:57 AM  
I hope they didn't put out any Barrycades. I was heading out there next week. How much does it cost to leave a bunch of snow unguarded? 0bama is just trying to make this as rough as possible for everybody.
 
2013-10-09 06:59:22 AM  

what_now: There's a Dan Brown book where our intrepid heroine- who is a history professor or something- is in Antarctica and is thrown into the ocean by....bad guys of some sort, and she survives because a US Nuclear sub chooses that exact moment to surface.

I have most of these details wrong, but that's the gist of the story. It is absurd.


Maybe they were sailors with a Heart of Gold?
 
2013-10-09 07:16:51 AM  

HotWingAgenda: tonguedepressor: If I was born a girl in the 60's I think I would've thought Kurt Russell was dreamy as the "Computer that wore tennis sneakers" and other Disney flicks of that time.

As it so happens, I'm a 53 yr old not a fat guy but still way out of Kurt's league.

 Plus, I'm pretty sure at least one of us still wants to be with women.

Too bad he died of cancer after he started shooting that series The Beast.


errrrr. that's Swayze
 
2013-10-09 07:17:34 AM  
This is actually bad, because this is the beginning of the "summer" season for them, which is when the 109th Airlift Wing of the NYANG flies all the supplies down to them in their ski-equipped C-130's.

There is a limited amount of time when they can actually do that, before the weather becomes too bad for them to operate, though I expect that they'll manage because they have to.  I know a few of the guys in that unit.
 
2013-10-09 07:18:49 AM  

boohyah: HotWingAgenda: tonguedepressor: If I was born a girl in the 60's I think I would've thought Kurt Russell was dreamy as the "Computer that wore tennis sneakers" and other Disney flicks of that time.

As it so happens, I'm a 53 yr old not a fat guy but still way out of Kurt's league.

 Plus, I'm pretty sure at least one of us still wants to be with women.

Too bad he died of cancer after he started shooting that series The Beast.

errrrr. that's Swayze


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-09 07:20:03 AM  

phrawgh: That's how you get ants.


Well, is that something that will not give us ants?
Dead people in stairways and antarctic trips are apparently not it.
 
2013-10-09 07:22:58 AM  

Satan's Dumptruck Driver: It is a small price to pay for the well-being of our nation's middle class and lower class.

All of the research that the government sponsors-- NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA, DARPA (and these are just the ones I know off the top of my head as being key sponsors of university research), all of these organizations are competing for tax dollars that government social, medical and safety-net programs need to aid the lower and middle classes.

These Antarctic scientist and support personnel have an education and job experience. They are already living in one of the most brutal environments on Earth. Even if they are fired, they'll recover. They'll find new work. And they'll be fine.

And you can apply the same argument to all career artists, scientists and professionals. You've have it good so far. Now it's time for you to sacrifice a little to help the less fortunate.




Funck' n A. You say what I have been saying quite eloquently.
 
2013-10-09 07:24:19 AM  
Nothing good ever happens at remote artic stations.
www.blastr.com

Except for maybe Kate Beckinsale getting nekked and taking a shower.
 
2013-10-09 07:29:02 AM  
errrrr. that's Swayze

[upload.wikimedia.org image 474x599]


ooooh so close
 
2013-10-09 07:33:19 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Satan's Dumptruck Driver: It is a small price to pay for the well-being of our nation's middle class and lower class.

All of the research that the government sponsors-- NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA, DARPA (and these are just the ones I know off the top of my head as being key sponsors of university research), all of these organizations are competing for tax dollars that government social, medical and safety-net programs need to aid the lower and middle classes.

These Antarctic scientist and support personnel have an education and job experience. They are already living in one of the most brutal environments on Earth. Even if they are fired, they'll recover. They'll find new work. And they'll be fine.

And you can apply the same argument to all career artists, scientists and professionals. You've have it good so far. Now it's time for you to sacrifice a little to help the less fortunate.

Funck' n A. You say what I have been saying quite eloquently.


What happens if you try that, and things don't get measurably better?  That's a serious question:  You're asking us to give up basic research into the sciences for the "greater good", the kind of research that helps us understand the universe we live in, so the onus is on you to show how doing so will have a positive effect on things like poverty levels.

Also, if we *DO* decide to go down that road, and it can't be shown to measurably improve the lot of the less fortunate in the aggregate*, would you support removing the additional social welfare programs and putting that money back into basic scientific research?  If no, then why not?

*You can always find anecdotes to support a particular case.  I'm talking about statistically significant data.
 
2013-10-09 07:33:52 AM  

MythDragon: Nothing good ever happens at remote artic stations.
[www.blastr.com image 620x348]

Except for maybe Kate Beckinsale getting nekked and taking a shower.


How about Mira Sorvino getting naked for a medical exam?
 
2013-10-09 08:03:19 AM  

Betep: http://www.bigdeadplace.com/

Raytheon has already been paid. It won't close.


Raytheon lost the recompete if the USAP program to Lockheed Martin in March 2012.

/It was my program.
/CSB
 
2013-10-09 08:11:34 AM  

dittybopper: StoPPeRmobile: Satan's Dumptruck Driver: It is a small price to pay for the well-being of our nation's middle class and lower class.

All of the research that the government sponsors-- NIH, NSF, DoD, NASA, DARPA (and these are just the ones I know off the top of my head as being key sponsors of university research), all of these organizations are competing for tax dollars that government social, medical and safety-net programs need to aid the lower and middle classes.

These Antarctic scientist and support personnel have an education and job experience. They are already living in one of the most brutal environments on Earth. Even if they are fired, they'll recover. They'll find new work. And they'll be fine.

And you can apply the same argument to all career artists, scientists and professionals. You've have it good so far. Now it's time for you to sacrifice a little to help the less fortunate.

Funck' n A. You say what I have been saying quite eloquently.

What happens if you try that, and things don't get measurably better?  That's a serious question:  You're asking us to give up basic research into the sciences for the "greater good", the kind of research that helps us understand the universe we live in, so the onus is on you to show how doing so will have a positive effect on things like poverty levels.

Also, if we *DO* decide to go down that road, and it can't be shown to measurably improve the lot of the less fortunate in the aggregate*, would you support removing the additional social welfare programs and putting that money back into basic scientific research?  If no, then why not?

*You can always find anecdotes to support a particular case.  I'm talking about statistically significant data.




Everything shut down, not just research. Everything.

Let the cream rise.
 
2013-10-09 08:18:16 AM  
fc07.deviantart.net

Will leave the lights on and.... feed.... the cat while the crew is away.  Really.  They promise.
 
2013-10-09 09:00:06 AM  

Badgers: [voy.trekcore.com image 692x530]


Pretty spry for a dead guy.
 
2013-10-09 09:03:45 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [fc07.deviantart.net image 850x645]

Will leave the lights on and.... feed.... the cat while the crew is away.  Really.  They promise.




That guy ripped off Plato.
 
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