Author Archives: Larry Burton

North Korea Shot Its Self in the Foot With a Failed Missile. 

With North Korea’s apparent success with ICBMs this past year it’s easy to forget their failures. Less than a year ago one of their missiles blew up shortly after launch. We now know that the failed missile landed in a populated area of North Korea.

On April 28, 2017, North Korea launched a single Hwasong-12/KN17 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province (the Korean People’s Army’s Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 447 in Ryongak-dong, Sunchon City, to be more precise). That missile failed shortly after launch and crashed in the Chongsin-dong, in North Korean city of Tokchon, causing considerable damage to a complex of industrial or agricultural buildings.

Source: When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City | The Diplomat

Was the failure the result of a failed part, a failed  or human error? I doubt that we will ever know. My take away from this is that perhaps N. Korea isn’t as prepared to launch a nuclear tipped weapon as they pretend to be and even the U.S. could have a failure on launch of a nuclear missile.

No, Colin, Georgia Took Away Oklahoma’s Confidence

Colin Cowherd may be a great football analyst but this?

Oklahoma gave that football game away last night. Congrats to Georgia and their coaches for playing their butt off and playing with confidence. And playing like a huge underdog even though they weren’t. Enjoy it for a week. You’re going to be beaten badly by Alabama who does not lose to quarterbacks who don’t run. Not overly athletic who don’t really throw the ball deep down the field much. It’s going to be ugly.

Source: Colin reacts to the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs defeating the No. 2 Sooners: ‘Oklahoma gave it away last night!’ | FOX Sports

His claim that Oklahoma gave away the game because they lost their confidence doesn’t take into consideration why they lost their confidence. They lost their confidence because Georgia answered every attempt Oklahoma made to win that game with a comeback of their own. Georgia took away Oklahoma’s confidence and that is what marks a winning team, they get into the other teams head and makes them doubt themselves.

You bring up game statistics but the only ones that ever matter are the scores. Most likely Alabama will beat Georgia next week but that isn’t a given. Just like it wasn’t a given that Oklahoma, with their greatest of all quarterbacks, would win last night.

I Approve

Glancing through the news this morning I stumble across a prediction that Amazon will purchase Target this year.

“Target is the ideal offline partner for Amazon for two reasons, shared demographic and manageable but comprehensive store count,” Munster wrote, noting both companies focus on mothers and families. “Getting the timing on this is difficult, but seeing the value of the combination is easy.”

Source: Amazon Will Buy Target This Year, Gene Munster Predicts – Bloomberg

I wholeheartedly approve of this deal. I like Target but lately they seem to be lacking in their merchandise. I can see their teaming with Amazon being a cure for that.

What sense of humor? #SubscribeToVanityFair

It’s official, this country has lost its sense of humor.

A Vanity Fair video suggesting former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “take up a new hobby in 2018” is garnering online criticism, with some Twitter users calling for the public to cancel their subscriptions to the popular magazine.

Source: Vanity Fair Hillary Clinton video: #CancelVanityFair trends on Twitter


Teacher Exposes Genitals -This is Getting Old

A local school teacher was arrested for indecent exposure in a local strip mall parking lot. This is getting to be too routine.

He asked this lady for directions and when she went to answer him she noticed he was exposing himself and masturbating. She fled to a nearby Ross Dress for Less store where she and a clerk watched the guy circle the parking lot a few times and then leave.

The store clerk got his license plate, the police were called an arrest was made and the victim rode by the stop with another office and identified the suspect as the culprit. Now this is where it gets to something different.

Officers attempted to get the Ross employee to do the same, but the employee’s managers threatened to fire her if she did, the report says. Officers also found the Ross employee’s witness statement torn up and could not enter it into evidence.

Source: Cops: Gwinnett teacher asks for directions, exposes genitals to woman

Can someone explain to me why this store would not allow its employee to cooperate with police? Why would they take a witness statement if they were going to then tear it up and throw it away.

Odd! I don’t think I want to do business with this store.

Does Canola Oil contribute to dementia?

As we find out more and more about the health benefits of all the foods we once demonized a study out is pointing out canola oil having a possible link to dementia. I think the study even found another important point of impact on our health.

After observing the animals for 12 months, they weighed them. They found that the mice on the canola oil diet weighed significantly more than those on a regular diet.

Source: This common cooking oil could be linked to dementia, study says

Not a whole lot is made of this paragraph in the article but with our epidemic of obesity I would have liked to see this fact addressed a little more.

But regarding the article as a whole we need to take the closing paragraph to heart:

“Even though canola oil is a vegetable oil, we need to be careful before we say that it is healthy,” lead researcher Domenico Pratico. “Based on the evidence from this study, canola oil should not be thought of as being equivalent to oils with proven health benefits.”

Other than olive oil I can’t think of one plant based oil that can be considered healthy.