Saturday, June 30, 2018
Father Harry Koekler taught me the phrase "Grow into love." I knew him at Saint Pius in Cedar Rapids. He is celebrating 50 years of priesthood.
Friday, June 29, 2018
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Friday, June 22, 2018
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- 2 to 5 years of experience as a technical writer
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This is a great scene as well.
Damn! There are some really good scenes in this series.
Sorry, but you have to wait until https://youtu.be/8CnnQAi0YIc?t=233 to get the "big payoff" for this video.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
I love the Iron Man - Captain America relationship in Civil War! I think it makes complete sense. It demonstrates more than anything the character development that has occurred for the characters. It's true that before, Cap would firmly side with the government, and Iron Man would firmly side against it, but due to events that have unfolded over the years, they've changed as people. Back in Iron Man 2, Tony completely refused to give his technology to the government, but after the events of Age of Ultron, he saw the damage he could cause due to his own reckless attitude, as Ultron caused massive damage, destruction, and human casualties. The angry mother blaming Tony for her son's death cemented his position. Tony is visibly more weathered by the many challenging things he's had to endure in Civil War - the anxiety attacks, the constant worry of an impending alien attack, and guilt. On the other hand, Cap has become completely jaded by the government after the events of The Winter Soldier, seeing that Hydra had infiltrated the government and secretly been there for decades, as well as brainwashed his best friend and turned him into an assassin. His trust in the government has been broken and it's never coming back. As he said in Civil War, the government is "run by people with agendas, and agendas change".
I also never saw Cap as grumpy, he could be seen as plain and boring, but he was always a beacon of hope due to his unwavering and well-defined morality, that could never be shaken in the face of even insurmountable odds.
I found it under this video:
I love the kind of analysis Tornado Chaser made. The comment lays out an argument and then backs it up with much more than the boring and mundane "because I said so, I'm right" illogical argument. "I want home videos and our pictures burned to DVDs." "Why?" "Because I want a DVD." If the response is "Because I want to have a second backup for our memories," what argument can be made against that?!? It's the "because I [want] / [said so]" argument that kills a discussion. "I want to live in [this city] when I retire." "I don't want to live in [that city] when I retire." There's a lot to be said about finding compromises in life. I can say to my wife, "I want to buy concert tickets for 10 concerts that are going to be in the area" and she can reply, "10 concerts are too many, what about picking the 3 with the highest priority instead?" There's an offer in that response that can be negotiated. I can say to my wife, "I want to buy concert tickets for 10 concerts that are going to be in the area" and she can reply, "No." There's no offer in that response.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Austin synth pop duo BUHU has released an original cover of Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' in the form of an avant-garde "sing-along" video.
When referring to a song, can both adjectives - "cover" and "original" - be used to describe the same song?!?
T-REXTASY SUMMER TOUR DATES
7/26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Park Brewery
7/27 - Cambridge, MA - The Lilypad
7/28 - Burlington, VT - Sidebar
7/29 - Montreal, QC - Casa De Popolo
7/30 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
7/31 - Toronto, ON - Baby G
8/01 - Cleveland, OH - Mahall's
8/02 - Chicago, IL - Grandmaster Warehouse
8/03 - St Louis, MO - Foam
8/04 - Lawrence, KS - Replay Lounge
8/06 - Denver, CO - Your Mom's House
8/07 - Fort Collins, CO - Surf 7
8/08 - SLC, UT - The Underground
8/09 - Boise, ID - Funky Taco
8/11 - Seattle, WA - Black Lodge
8/12 - Vancouver, BC - Stylus Records
8/13 - Portland, OR - TBD
8/15 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project
8/16 - San Francisco, CA - TBD
8/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell
8/19 - Phoenix, AZ - The Lunchbox
8/21 - Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlie's
8/22 - Dallas, TX - Transit Bicycle Co.
8/23 - Little Rock, AK - Stickyz
8/24 - Nashville, TN - Two Boots
8/25 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
8/27 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
8/28 - Washington, DC - TBD
8/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits
8/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere (Zone One)
I didn't know what I would hear when I began watching the video:
It's okay - I wouldn't go to Chicago or St Louis to see them, but if they were at Gabes Oasis?
Here's more info about them, which is a cut & paste from the email I received today at 10:14 AM:
NY BASED PUNK QUEENS T-REXTASY UNVEIL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE GIRL, FRIEND OUT 6/20 ON DANGER COLLECTIVE
+ ANNOUNCE 30 DATES FOR NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
New York, NY, June 20 - Today, New York based punk queens T-Rextasy reveal the music video for their new single Girl, Friend, out 6/20 on Danger Collective. This is the band’s first release since their critically-acclaimed debut, “Jurassic Punk” (2016) that earned praise from Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone and NPR Music.
T-Rextasy performed over 100 gigs in 2017 and will bring their spectacular and theatrical show to 30 cities in North America this summer. The band will donate part of their merchandise earnings to various organizations supporting LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive justice.
The quirky and evocative film for Girl, Friend, powered by unbridled riffs and whimsical lyrics, finds T-Rextasy members Annie, Ebun, Lyris and Vera in their colorful “Pool of Luv”, hoping to snag the hearts of passersby.
The video for Girl, Friend was co-directed by Annie Fidoten and Emily Cohn and shot in Inspiration Point in Washington Heights.
While the Dino Dames are lounging in an inviting posture, they soon realize that the visitors aren’t enamored of them and prefer building their own romance in their “Pool of Luv”. As Annie explains: “The video for Girl, Friend is centered around the forlorn cupids of T-Rextasy, who have decided to set up a match-making scheme to facilitate queer summer love, but end up more and more devastated as everyone finds a match except themselves.”
Despite a joyful narrative, the video evokes the realities individuals face upon questioning their sexual orientation and embracing it. At first, the “Pool of Luv” is a radiant and blissful place, where protagonists hope to explore and experience their blossoming queerness. But then, a watershed ensues, and members of T-Rextasy are left aside.
Annie had this to say about it: “The concept of the video was centered around something we've chatted about on long stretches of tour driving-- the myth of instant queer love. There's this funny idea sometimes that it's "easier" to be gay, that the minute you come out you just u-haul yourself up, find your love, live your dream etc. A lot of the songs we've been writing try to look at the messy edges of it all, all the fumbles and false starts and scary moments of trying to be your "real" self. That's what I was trying to get at in making this video.”
For Annie, self-discovery is a process and “doesn’t stop when you come out as gay. People think that it’s easier once you claim it, but it’s not true; your problems don’t simply vanish.”
Committed to intersectional feminism and the power of community, the group mobilizes their live act and social media platforms to raise awareness on issues such as prison abolition, LGBTQ+ rights, and reproductive justice. On previous tours, they have donated part of their merchandise earnings to the following organizations: Make the Road New York, CLPP, Planned Parenthood, Black Student Alliance @ University of Virginia, Black and Pink, Black Mama's Bail Out.
During their sets, the group acknowledges the indigenous communities originating from each city and land they are performing upon. Annie adds: “Our songs are not all political. But our actions are; without action, it means very little.”
The band intentionally curate inclusive bills for every performance. Lyris explains their process:”We are trying to build a network through touring by connecting with bands and aiming to do our part in upholding resources that support bands that are not cis white men.”
This summer, T-Rextasy will take their rapturous live show on an extensive 30-date tour. They are colorful fashionistas who’s stage presence is undeniable: charismatic and scenic, they are as generous on stage as they are in their lives. A tireless band, enthralling unanimous and diverse crowds, they played 100 sets in 2017 alone, making stops at festivals like SXSW and Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Spectacular antics, neon ensembles, synchronized dancing, and audience participation make their show memorable: part performance art, part carnival act, part rock gig.
The first T-Rextasy LP, "Jurassic Punk", released on May 20, 2016 on Father/Daughter Records, earned praise from Rob Sheffield at Rolling Stone who included “Gap Yr Boiz” in his Top 25 Songs of 2016 and dubbed them “Hyper-verbal rock & roll goddesses”. NPR Music said “The music of T-Rextasy is an impeccable combination of sarcastic, swaggering humor and timeless pop-punk grooves,” adding, “T-Rextasy delivers flawless punk-rock guitar riffs and snappy ska-infused bass lines embedded in intentional, radical politics.”
Film List (in order of appearance):
- Independence Day (1996) Predator (1987) Scarface (1983) They Live (1988) Dirty Harry (1971) Terminator (1984) Cobra (1986) Invasion U.S.A. (1985) Action Jackson (1988) True Grit (1969) Stargate (1994) Friday The 13th (2009) Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) The Mummy Returns (2001) Team America: World Police (2004) Star Trek (2009) Evil Dead II (1987) Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987) Air Force One (1997) Commando (1985) Die Another Day (2002) Die Hard (1988) The Rock (1996) Leon: The Professional (1994) The Heat (2013) 300 (2006) Die Hard 2 (1990) Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984) GoldenEye (1995) Moonraker (1979) Robocop (1987) Tremors (1990) Wolverine (2013) True Lies (1994) Casper (1995) Judge Dredd (1995) The Lion King (1994) The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) Wild Wild West (1999) The Matrix (1999) The Boondock Saints (1999) The Dark Knight (2008) Batman (1989) Batman Begins (2005) Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) Death Wish 2 (1982) The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Stone Cold (1991) Army Of Darkness (1992) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Big Game (2014) Con Air (1997) Die Hard 2 (1990) Dr. No (1962) The Dead Pool (1988) Equilibrium (2002) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) Hot Fuzz (2007) Jaws (1975) Last Action Hero (1993) Live And Let Die (1973) Pulp Fiction (1994) RoboCop (1987) Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010) Scream (1996) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Star Wars (1977) Terminator (1984) Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003) WALL-E (2008) The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King The Princess Bride (1987) Transformers (2007) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Unforgiven (1992) Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Blade (1998) Clear And Present Danger (1994) I Come In Peace (1990) X-Men (2000) Sudden Impact (1983) Eraser (1996) Heist (2001) Highlander (1986) Maximum Overdrive (1986) Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (2009) The Condemned (2007) Child’s Play (1988) The Rookie (1990) The Running Man (1987) The Running Man (1987) The Running Man (1987) V For Vendetta (2006) The Thing (1982) The Outlaw Josey Wales (1986) The Karate Kid II (1986) Iron Man 3 (2013)
Film List (in order of appearance): Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) Eraser (1996) Speed (1994) Commando (1985) Dr. No (1962) The Untouchables (1987) Commando (1985) Django Unchained (2012) Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Eraser (1996) Gladiator (2000) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) Goldfinger (1964) Kung Fury (2015) Last Action Hero (1993) Pineapple Express (2008) Die Hard (1988) Rush Hour (1998) Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) Speed Racer (2008) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) Commando (1985) The Fifth Element (1997) The Last Stand (2013) Army Of Darkness (1992) Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) Predator (1987) Thunderball (1965) Commando (1985) Thunderball (1965) Above The Law (1988) Kuffs (1992) For Your Eyes Only (1981) A View To A Kill (1985) Darkman (1990) Outrageous Fortune (1987) Goldfinger (1964) Pineapple Express (2008) Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) Die Hard (1988) Goldfinger (1964) Tron Legacy (2010) Home Alone (1990) Live And Let Die (1973) Last Action Hero (1993) Mission Impossible III (2006) You Only Live Twice (1967) License To Kill (1989) Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997) Hudson Hawk (1991) Moonraker (1979) The Living Daylights (1987) Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) Last Action Hero (1993) Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Man On Fire (2004) Mortal Kombat (1995) The World Is Not Enough (1999) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) The 6th Day (2000) Iron Man 3 (2013) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Unforgiven (1992) R.O.T.O.R. (1987) Starsky And Hutch (2004) Quantum Of Solace (2008) Universal Soldier (1992) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) Pitch Black (2000) Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith The Dark Knight Rises (2012) GoldenEye (1995) Black Dynamite (2009) The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966) Total Recall (1990) The Rock (1996) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Under Siege (1992) Total Recall (1990) Judge Dredd (1995) The Expendables 2 (2012) Moonraker (1979) The Running Man (1987) Watchmen (2009) Terminator 2: Judgement Day Diamonds Are Forever (1971) The Running Man (1987) Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011) Hellboy (2004) Batman (1989) Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003) The Running Man (1987) Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Hot Fuzz (2007)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Loudwire lists two tracks from the album on their list of the 10 Best Queensryche songs - here - which I think is rather low. My personal favorite Q tune is "One and Only" - especially at this part, which the drummer in the video below NAILS perfectly.
He also nailed Metallica's "Ride the Lightning" here:
Monday, June 18, 2018
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I just really need to bite the bullet & purchase a second 8 TB external hard drive from Best Buy for ~$175 and be done. I've stewed about going down during my lunch hour for a couple of weeks now and I just need to do it. I figure I can actually store ~7 TB on a 8 TB external hard drive and for my 'main' external hard drives, I have
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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Friday, June 15, 2018
- 7/30 Vancouver, BC The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
- 7/31 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
- 8/1 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
- 8/3 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
- 8/4 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino - Grand Theatre
- 8/5 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
- 8/7 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
- 8/8 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre (Orange County Fair)
- 8/10 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel & Casino - Sunset Amphitheater
- 8/11 Grand Junction, CO Las Colonias Amphitheater
- 8/12 Littleton, CO The Hudson Gardens and Event Center - Outdoor Amphitheatre
- 8/14 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
- 8/15 Austin, TX Stubbs
- 8/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
- 8/18 Atlanta , GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
- 8/19 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
- 8/21 Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC
- 8/23 Windsor, ON The Colosseum At Caesars
- 8/24 Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
- 8/25 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
- 10/20 Greeneville, TN Niswonger Performing Arts
- 10/21 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Center
- 10/23 Mobile, AL Saenger Theater
- 10/24 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
- 10/26 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
- 10/27 Melbourne, FL King Center For The Arts
- 10/28 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheater
- 10/30 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
- 11/1 Charleston SC Charleston Music Hall
- 11/2 Augusta, GA Miller Theater
- 11/3 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
- 11/5 Durham, NC Carolina Theatre of Durham
- 11/6 Virginia Beach, VA Sandler Center For The Performing Arts
- 11/8 Washington D.C. Warner Theater
- 11/9 Atlantic City, NJ Tropicana Casino & Resort - Tropicana Showroom
- 11/12 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
- 11/13 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
- 11/15 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
- 11/16 Brookville, NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
- 11/17 Lynn, MA Lynn Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
Just like every car needs an oil change every few months, we need a gut check or a tune-up in our marriages.
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It's not always easy to take a hard look at where your marriage needs work, but asking the tough questions can actually bring you closer to your spouse.
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Ulrich seemed humbled as he described Metallica's mainstream breakthrough in the late-Eighties and early-Nineties, and he closed his remarks saying, "Receiving this prize solidifies the idea that no matter how alienated you feel, connecting to other people through music is not only possible but can be outright inspirational and life changing."
Just BACK OFF Ulrich Haters!
All that said, I am happy to read that, at long last, Cedar Rapids Washington softball is victorious [as the] Warriors split with Dubuque Senior to snap a 55-game skid. I hope it is the first of many victories this season.
Editor's Note: Both "Washington High School" and "softball" are labels that were added thanks to this post.
Instead of up-around x 3, I went up 1 and around 11 times in 18 minutes for 2593 steps. I used a green marker for tracking my laps. I will try to do it again each working day until next Friday, to get back into walking shape. The first half of June has been bad for me walking. To be at half of the steps that I recorded last month, I should have 170979 steps.
I have 118293, after what I walked this morning.
I need to average 13513 each day for the next 15 days to equal the 341958 steps that I walked in May.
Yeah... Sure thing!
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Register's Matthew Bain answers your questions in his weekly Iowa recruiting mailbag.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
With over 40 million views on YouTube, Senri Kawaguchi has swept the world with her amazing musicianship and mastery of the drum-set. Her phenomenal rise to fame has earned her accolades from the drumming community, being selected as one of the top-500 drummers in the world by Drummerworld and as the cover artist for an issue of Drumhead magazine. Senri has also released three albums as a solo artist and as part of Kiyo*Sen and has worked with a varied selection of world-class musicians such as David Sanborn, Bootsy Collins, Lee Ritenour, E-girls, Philip Seth and Guthrie Govan.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Kennedy had two choices upon being granted the helm of the Star Wars universe:
Instead, in fully risk averse fashion, she chose door leech off the nostalgia while introducing new characters a few years in the future.
- fast-forward fifty years, beyond the original characters, and reboot, losing the nostalgia of the original characters but gaining freshness;
- recast the original characters and pick up where Return of the Jedi left off.
I like Ben Shapiro, as a political commentator because of the way he breaks down whatever he is talking about in a way that makes sense to me. I like passages like this:
Calling your audience a bunch of deplorables didn’t work well for Hillary Clinton; it’s not going to work well for Disney, either.
That said, my take on the whole "Star Wars Haters" crowd is that they are very similar to music fans by which I mean that if a band makes an album that sounds like their previous one - looking at you AC/DC - the band is written off as simply rewriting their previous album. If a band makes an album that sounds nothing like their previous one to the casual listener - looking at you Metallica - the band is written off as trying to be hip to the modern music scene. The fans that wrote off Metallica claim that they haven't sounded good since "And Justice for All" and that they stopped caring about Metallica when they "sold out" and released the "Black" album. Those same fans want an album that sounds like "Master of Puppets" but I suspect have also been the ones adoring "Spit Out the Bone" on "Hardwired to Self-Destruct" (their latest album) and that album's final track. They write off the opening track as a rehash of other Metallica fast-tempo tunes ("Battery" or "Damage Inc." come to mind) before going on to praise "Spit Out the Bone." Personally, I have no problem with "Spit Out the Bone" as a tune - it's fantastic and exciting and interesting. What gets me is that these same fans also would have no issue if Metallica played "Fade to Black," which is their ballad from their second album. Wait. If you want Metallica to be "heavy" like their first four albums, then why is it okay for the band to release "Fade to Black" on their second album but not "Nothing Else Matters" on their fifth album? I would argue those two tunes follow the same pattern of starting out slow before transitioning to the more aggressive ending, but I don't have a degree in music - just English.
The Metallica fans that have wrote off the band's recent tunes are the same as the Star Wars fans that have wrote off both the prequel trilogy as well as "The Force Awakens," "Rogue One," "The Last Jedi" and, most recently, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" as not being up to par of the original trilogy, but when you ask them about any of those movies they have wrote off, they claim ignorance and say, "I haven't seen any of them but I know about them." That's illogical and both Sheldon Cooper and Spock - two fictional characters that enjoy arguments based upon logic, not emotion, would love.
There's also this article - Can 'Star Wars' Survive Kathleen Kennedy's Critically Acclaimed Box Office Hits? - but I am using this post to talk about the Shapiro article because "I want it."
Monday, June 11, 2018
[Lyrics Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You]
I'm still here, but yet I'm gone
I don't play guitar or sing my songs
They never defined who I am
The man that loves you 'til the end
You're the last person I will love
You're the last face I will recall
And best of all, I'm not gonna miss you
Not gonna miss you
I'm never gonna hold you like I did
Or say I love you to the kids
You're never gonna see it in my eyes
It's not gonna hurt me when you cry
I'm never gonna know what you go through
All the things I say or do
All the hurt and all the pain
One thing selfishly remains
I'm not gonna miss you
I'm not gonna miss you
Friday, June 8, 2018
I would have 'published' the following:
French is most famous for his role as the founding member and one of the guitarists of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. Since his first performances with Twisted Sister, French has played more than 9000 concert performances. Being an avid runner, French has also completed two New York Marathons, in 1981 and 1986. As a guitar player, manager, producer and executive producer, French has sold over 20 million albums
,and performed in 34 countries and performed live over 9,000 times.
I think that eliminates the clunky "performed" and "performed" construction.
Should I start a list of movies to play if I'm in a medically-induced coma so that I can come out of my coma and proudly boast that I watched it? Perhaps.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Lover Her all I can
- A Million to One
- Larger than Life
- Rocket Ride
- Strange Ways
- I Want You
- Magic Touch
- 100,000 Years
- Creatures of the Night
- C'mon and Love Me
- Rock Bottom (Live)
- Flaming Youth
- Got to Choose
- Mr. Speed
- King of the Nighttime World
- Black Diamond
- Love Gun
- Deuce (Live)
- Detroit Rock City
UIHC needs millions to dissolve health alliance
University of Iowa Health Care needs to spend $9.5 million to fully dissolve the UI Health Alliance, a network of four regional providers the university said it would leave earlier this year, the Gazette reports. UIHC on Wednesday told the state's Board of Regents it needs $7.5 million "to meet cash flow requirements to facilitate discontinuance," and another $2 million to cover "residual cash flows of UI Community Connect projects," which worked to bring IT infrastructure to health care providers. UIHC is seeking to transfer that money to a separate nonprofit, UI Health System, which manages the alliance - a move that has some precedent. The regents last approved a $30 million transfer in 2014 to help the alliance develop a "clinically integrated network capable of pooling their collective abilities and knowledge."
When I saw the caption below at the eye doctor in the waiting area, I felt like writing "...bats during aa game at..." ranks up there as being equally stupid as driving east from Iowa to get to Nebraska. To do so would require driving to a state like North Carolina, getting on a ship and riding on it with your car to Europe, then driving across Europe and Asia up to Alaska, then south to Washington state and then down to Colorado to get to Nebraska so you can be driving east to get to Nebraska. Do the editors at this newspaper have eyes?
Ludicrous speed anyone?!?
"Petty excuse for an officer..." - Oh my gosh. "Petty officer!" I've watched this movie (too) many times, but I just caught that!
Editor's Note: Never intended "The Police" label to be used for posts like this, but it's understandable.
I know it's live because at this point - https://youtu.be/XKaST7sII-E?t=907 - his son comes in to tell him "good news and good news - what do you want to hear first?" Love it! This is Rob Brown's 26:15 long practice video! I want the click he is playing along to in this video!!!
My all-time favorite DB tune is "China Grove" because I love the guitar riff:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
My revised text is this: True leadership means inspiring others to do & be their best, building them up instead of making them feel small. It's the little things that give me energy.
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Assa Abloy 288 reviews - Mason City, IA 50401
Implement and sustain elements of the QMS (Quality Management System). These include corrective actions, supplier quality management, root-cause analysis for customer complaints, change control, audit process, standard procedures, test methods and process controls.
Write, edit, and deploy standardized technical documentation for the organization. This includes but is not limited to Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms, ISO14001 documentation, Material and Design Specifications, Training Materials, Polices, etc.
Serve as the champion for the Document Control System for the organization.
Conduct formal root-cause analysis and corrective actions to understand and eliminated defective products.
Develop process controls of reduce process variation to target control limits.
Generate quality scorecards and report to all aspects of plant quality.
Monitor, control, and analyze product and process quality to meet internal and external customer requirements.
Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
Partner with production in detecting root causes for defects during production phases.
Work with management staff in analyzing data for purpose of developing and implementing preventative measures to limit or eliminate quality defects.
Participate in and facilitate Lean Six Sigma process improvement opportunities throughout the plant.
Assist with resolution on customer NCR claims in concert with Warranty Claims Manager, by participating in root cause analysis and corrective action planning.
Abides by, supports and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, AADG policies and procedures and the ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct.
Other duties as assigned
Associates Degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred in technical field.
Six sigma or Lean GB certification desired or ability to attain within 1 year.
0-2 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to be able to identify problems quickly and find the underlying causes so changes can be made.
Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills. Will work closely with quality technicians, supply chain, engineering, and operations teams throughout the manufacturing facility.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills. This role will relay complex ideas to a wide range of audiences.
Strong attention to detail.
Understanding of Quality Management Tools to include Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, MS-Excel, Visio, DOE, DFR, etc.
Ability to multi-task & handle tasks with competing priorities.
Effective and efficient use of Microsoft office programs including MS-Excel, MS Word, and MS Power-Point, MS Access or comparable programs.
Change agent with energy, passion & enthusiasm.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
DRUMMERS DREAM- READ DESCRIPTION UNREAL DEAL - $6500 (SAN ANTONIO)
DRUMMERS DREAM: NOTHING SOLD INDIVIDUALLY- GREAT DEAL
PRO PEARL SESSION ELITE 9 PIECE DRUM KIT- COLOR: Coral Red
All drums are lacquer painted no covering
All birch shell 24 x 18 Kick drums
TOM 12'' x 10''
TOM 13'' x 12''
TOM 14'' x 13''
TOM 16'' x 14''
20A FLOOR TOMS
18 x 16
14 x 7 PEARL MASTERS SNARE
2 EACH 22'' SABIN CHINAS
1 22'' SABIN AA RIDE
2 20'' SABIN CRASH
1 12'' SPLASH
1 PAIR 14'' HIGH HATS
PEARL TOP OFF LINE CYMBAL STANDS
PEARL DRUM PRO PACK
ALL 4 TOM'S ARE RIM MOUNTED
2 EACH REMO 512 KICK PEDALS
2 PEARL KICK PEDALS
PRO ROC N SOC DRUM THRONE
EXTRA BRAND NEW EACH CLAMPS IN BOX!
2 EACH CYMBAL BAGS
YOMAHA 16 CHANNEL BOARD MG666CX
SAMSON POWER BRIGHT
DBX 166XL COMPRESSOR GATE LIMITER
PEAVEY 2600 WAT PRO STERO POWER AMP
SOUND CRAFTSMEX POWER AMP 600
SKB AMP CASE
SORE BETA 58 MIC W STAND
SCORE 52 KICKDRUM MIC WITH STANDS
4 EACH PEAVEY MIKES
2 EACH PEAVEY SP3G PA SPEAKERS
3 EACH PEAVEY SP4G PA SPEAKERS
a lot of cables and extra mikes
STERO WITH REMOTE
PIONEER 100WATT PER CHANNEL STERO W CABINET
CD PLAYER turnable used once
SPEAKERS PERFECT CONDITION
Vega d9's- PERFECT CONDITION
20A PIONEER TOWER SPEAKERS
AMERICAN LIGHTS0 DJ T4 STAND WITH FOUR LIGHTS
WHITE DRUM KIT
CB PERCUSSION 6 PIECE
2ND DOUBLE KICK DRUMS
1 EACH TOM 12 X 10
1 EACH TOM 13 X 11
1 EACH FLOOR TOM 16 X 16
1 EACH SNARE 14 X 7 (METAL)
SKB ROAD CASES FOR WHOLE KIT
VINTAGE LIGHTED PEARL SIGN
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