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April 20, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (20 April 2013)

Schumer: Senate immigration bill would make country safer. Really?

"Our bill, while certainly it gives a path to citizenship and legalizes people right away, we will know the identities of everybody. And that makes the country safer," Schumer said in an interview with Univision set to air Sunday. "So I think our bill would actually – it's too early to tie it to any specific incident – but overall, it'll make the country a lot safer."

Let's apply this to the Boston bomber terror attack. Well what do you know, we knew their identities since we made at least one of them a citizen and we checked out the other brother on behalf of another country. How'd that work out?

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Czech Memo

Oh man. It is a sad state of affairs when the Ambassador of the Czech Republic has to issue a statement reminding folks that the Czech Republic and Chechnya are two different entities. I guess he knows his target audience here in the states and it is a pretty sad testament to how dumb our youth are. Of course, this could've been directed at our MSM too. We saw how bad they were with their coverage of the Boston terror attack and their tinfoil hat theories on the perps.

Gun and Ammo Stocks

Hopefully this will translate into lower prices (not likely based on this report). I'm in the market to get my armory started. Gun stocks lag after gun control bill fails.
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There is a saying, you can never have enough ammo. Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job. Might've come in handy after reading what happened Thursday night with the Boston terror bombers.

After more than 200 rounds were traded over several minutes, some officers were out of ammunition and charged the brothers’ position with their police car. The vehicle was disabled by gunfire from the Mercedes. Kitzenberg said he saw one of the shooters toss a metallic object — possibly a pressure-cooker bomb similar to the ones used in the marathon attack — in the direction of the police line. It rolled a few yards before detonating harmlessly.

Battlestar Galactica/Friends Intro Soundtrack

As a commenter said on Youtube, I'm pretty sure they used every smile from the series in this short clip.

Oblivion Soundtrack

I have no idea if the movie Oblivion will be any good but it looks like it has impressive visuals. Who they hired to do the score intrigued me. This is the same director that used Daft Punk for Tron: Legacy so I was naturally curious when I heard that M83 was hired to do this score. Evidently M83 is classified as a "shoegazing" band. I had no idea that's what they call that genre of alternative rock but there you go. Their biggest hit was Midnight City. You can listen here to the entire 17 track score from Oblivion. Not bad.

Medicine

I don't know, with Obamacare, I can see this coming back as prescribed treatment. A century ago, alcohol was legitimate medicine.

Night Sky Reminder

The Lyrid meteor shower is ongoing through the 25th. The peak is before dawn on the 22nd. The moon might make it a little weaker this year. But there are many more opportunities to see some celestial objects the rest of the year (see list at the link).

B-1 Bomber Head On Take Off

Video of a B-1 bomber taking off from an overseas base with a low pass over the cameraman.

Cat Video

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