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  • Pledge of Allegiance Had to Be Put on Teleprompter at DNC

    07/26/2016 1:59:38 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    Captain Rhino to PROCON

    I’m not watching the convention. Got better things to do.

    Just curious if the DNC omitted or retained “under God” in the Pledge as teleprompter scrolled.

  • DNC formally apologizes to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic party:

    07/25/2016 7:14:28 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    Captain Rhino to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Paraphrasing the “apology”:

    “Mr. Sanders, et al,

    We are sorry we said some personally offensive things about you and your supporters while fixing the primary process so our candidate, Hilary Clinton, could win. We really shouldn’t use such language when corrupting the democratic process. Very unprofessional. However, no do overs, you are still the loser.

    Sincerely (and we really mean it),

    The DNC”

  • World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Made In China

    07/25/2016 8:45:30 AM PDT · 27 of 40
    Captain Rhino to fella

    The Japanese have been a very similar looking, equally large amphibian since 1989, the Shinmeiwa US-1. Earlier, if you count the non-amphibious version, the Shinmeiwa PS-1, which went into service in 1966.

    Here are links containing details and photographs:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Meiwa_US-1A
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2

    The Shinmeiwa US-2 (an upgraded version of the US-1) continues in very low rate production today. The Indian Navy has recently placed an order for 18 of the aircraft.

  • Signs for Hillary -- Ideas for Hillary Freep

    07/22/2016 6:11:19 AM PDT · 37 of 105
    Captain Rhino to cyn

    Here are a couple ideas:

    “Continue Obama’s Legacy;
    Unparalleled Lawlessness and Corruption!!
    Vote for Hiliary!!”

    “Nothing says ‘Forward into the Future’
    Like a 68 year old liberal, elitist, lawless,
    Privileged, establishment , white BITCH!”

    “And just who ordered the stripping of classified markings from all those emails on your private server, Madame Secretary?”

    “Hiliary: the whale who is too big to jail.”

  • Car filled with gas cylinders rams building (Suspected terror attack, Sydney, Australia)

    07/21/2016 7:14:23 AM PDT · 32 of 39
    Captain Rhino to milford421

    Actually it harkens back further than that: the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing. Here is a link to the Wikipedia article on the bombing and the pertinent portion dealing with the nature of the bomb:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombings

    “The explosive mechanism was a gas-enhanced device consisting of compressed butane in canisters employed with pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) to create a fuel-air explosive.[9][10] The bomb was carried on a layer of concrete covered with a slab of marble to direct the blast upward.[39] Despite the lack of sophistication and wide availability of its component parts, a gas-enhanced device can be a lethal weapon. These devices were similar to fuel-air or thermobaric weapons, explaining the large blast and damage.[40] An after-action forensic investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) determined that the bomb was so powerful that it probably would have brought down the building even if the sentries had managed to stop the truck between the gate and the building.”

    However, the Sydney attacker got it wrong in that you need high explosives to provide the energy the gas will enhance, and burst the cylinders to begin with.

    However, setting yourself on fire and crashing the car probably should receive some points for improvisation.

  • Germany: Leftist pol raped by Muslim migrants, lied to police to avoid encouraging racism

    07/19/2016 3:16:55 PM PDT · 24 of 37
    Captain Rhino to samtheman

    I don’t hate them any more than I hate a rabid dog. The dog didn’t ask to be infected with rabies, its behavior grows out of the virus and, unfortunately, there is only one way to cure it.

    The rapists, migrant or otherwise, are also infected with a corrupted view of sexuality and their behavior grows out of that infection.

    Unlike the dog, that must put down as a mercy to be released it from the terrible suffering it is enduring, human beings are PRESUMED to be able to control their behavior.

    Leftists advance the argument that they cannot be held responsible for their behavior due to their past experiences and therefore must be forgiven and tolerated. How then, when viewed through such a lens, is the rapist distinguishable from the rabid dog? Except, of course, that no one would ever argue that a rabid dog be released once identified and confined.

    To both, the same swift end to release them from their misery and alleviate the danger their continuing existence poses to society.

    As for the leftist woman, of course she lied. To the left, lying is as natural as breathing. Neither facts nor reality must ever be allowed to divert or deflect the forward progress of the political line.

  • Possible Attack Underway at Incirlik

    07/16/2016 4:03:39 PM PDT · 158 of 226
    Captain Rhino to dfwgator

    Great scene from a pretty good movie. Fred Thompson, great actor, greatly missed.

  • FBI has found no evidence so far that Orlando shooter targeted Pulse because it was a gay club

    07/15/2016 10:52:11 AM PDT · 49 of 87
    Captain Rhino to Genoa

    Don’t worry. The investigation is still young.

    By the end of it, FBI will still be unsure about his exact motives but will, at the same time, somehow be absolutely, positively sure that the attack had nothing to with Islam.

    The FBI’s self-shred of its credibility continues. Shame, real shame.

  • UPDATE 2-Germany becomes second G7 nation to issue 10-year bond with negative yield

    07/15/2016 10:41:46 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    Captain Rhino to Norseman

    “Tulip mania.” Understand the reference and the apt picture it draws of frenzied buying and selling.

    I wonder what the Dutch is for:

    “Where were you when tulips turned back into ordinary flower bulbs?”

    Thanks for taking time to post your insightful replies.

  • McCaskill [D-MO]: Founding Fathers ‘Maniacal’ for Wanting Separation of Powers

    07/14/2016 1:23:28 PM PDT · 46 of 51
    Captain Rhino to loveliberty2

    The senator seems to long for a parliamentary system where the executive leadership comes out of the legislative body. Based on that longing, President Obama would have been out of office in 2010 since the party controlling the lower, more popularly-elected house forms the government.

    Oh, what’s that? The senator likes this system only when Democrats get to form the government.

    The Founding Fathers were very familiar with the parliamentary system of Great Britain and if they would have wanted to adopt it, they could have and would have. Separation of powers was a deliberate choice made by mature and experienced American politicians for all the reasons stated in your posting.

    The fact that, over two centuries later, we have a senator pining for the combination of the separated executive and legislative powers merely shows how the lust for power is endemic within certain groups of human beings. Long experience with democratic government cannot extinguish it. It is a part of our nature.

    “Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty.”

  • UPDATE 2-Germany becomes second G7 nation to issue 10-year bond with negative yield

    07/14/2016 10:18:07 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    Captain Rhino to Norseman

    “As for why an institution would do it, really only an institution would, or someone with so much wealth that they couldn’t just safely hold the cash instead. Think of the $5 as a safe deposit box rental, because that’s essentially what it is, although on, say, an “investment” of $100 million, that rental fee becomes a pretty stiff $500,000.”

    Thanks for pointing out my misread of the percentage. Makes a lot more sense at .0005 than at .05.

    In the case of the large holder ($100 million) discussed above, is the risk due to the fact the “cash” (which is really mostly electronic)is being held in a commercial institution vice the government?

    By this I mean that, if the institution mismanages investments, goes bankrupt, etc., deposits are at risk to creditors in liquidation. However, the money on “deposit” with the government is backed by the full faith and credit of the nation (in the case of the US Government) and can be repaid through the government’s continuing stream of tax revenues.

    And, as you say, negative interest rates are a sweet deal for the government since they are being paid “rent” to store the money. Except it isn’t really being stored ....

  • India seeks four strategic bombers from Russia

    07/14/2016 8:18:18 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    Captain Rhino to Fai Mao

    I doubt seriously if the Tu22M3s supplied by Russia will be new build airframes since it has been out of production for a while. More likely pulled from storage/service and returned to Tupolev for reconditioning/update. Similar to the modern Tu-142; all rebuilds from Cold War era Tu-95s. Same rationale as for new build B-1s, too expensive to start production for an order of only 4 aircraft.

    BTW, the C-130, C-17, and C-5 have all been landed on dirt runways. If I recall correctly, the C-5 only did it once to satisfy contracted performance requirements. (Desert sand did damage to low mounted engines.) However, the C-130 and C-17 can and have been landed on dirt runways numerous times. Just check YouTube for videos.

  • UPDATE 2-Germany becomes second G7 nation to issue 10-year bond with negative yield

    07/14/2016 7:31:13 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    Captain Rhino to Red Badger

    Good question.

    Traditionally, positive interest is a hedge against inflation.

    What expected economic situation 10 years from now would make it acceptable to have 5% LESS than the initial investment - especially for institutional investors?

    This is loss transference from the government to the lender.

    The government borrows the money with the promise to pay back less in 10 years with inflated money - maybe massively inflated money. The lender (ECB?) is essentially making a gift of the negative interest and the depreciation in the purchasing power of the currency (due to inflation) to the governments it is buying the bonds from.

  • How does carpenter's helper, E-4, go to an urban combat specialist?

    07/11/2016 5:49:06 AM PDT · 86 of 89
    Captain Rhino to familyop

    Wow, that’s a big difference. Thanks for the information.

  • How does carpenter's helper, E-4, go to an urban combat specialist?

    07/10/2016 4:06:19 PM PDT · 56 of 89
    Captain Rhino to citizen

    In addition, there are news reports that the murderer made two deployments to Afghanistan.

    Don’t know how the MOSs are managed in the Army, but in the Marine Corps, “hammer swingers” are Combat Engineers and have a secondary mission to fight as infantry. Since infantry are in high demand in country, many non-infantry combat support MOSs end up being full trained in urban combat techniques and get their share of experience pulling convoy security, conducting close to the FOB ops, etc.

    I suspect the Army operates in a similar fashion.

  • Obama 'concerned' by State Dept. handling of classified info

    07/09/2016 6:58:00 PM PDT · 22 of 38
    Captain Rhino to ImJustAnotherOkie

    ‘The State Department has refuted Comey’s characterization; spokesman John Kirby said the department takes classification “ very, very seriously.” ‘

    It’s not really a contradiction to say you take something “very, very seriously” and yet be found to be doing an “extremely careless” job at the same time. Investigating officers find this out all the time. It’s called “talking the talk but not walking the walk.”

    I’ll believe Mr. Kirby when we see real punitive action taken against Hillary and the State Department cabal.

    What’s that sound???

    Oh, yeah. Crickets.

    Security regulations are only for little people, it seems.

  • PSA: The State Department Just Rebooted Their Probe Into Clinton's Emails

    07/09/2016 5:51:16 AM PDT · 28 of 37
    Captain Rhino to Impala64ssa

    With no deadline for the conclusion of their internal investigation, this matter won’t be decided until after the November elections. And then it will turn on who is the winner.

    If Hillary is elected, the State Department will conclude that all the offenses committed in deliberately copying classified information into a private email server system somehow don’t constitute an offense. (Probably some variation on the FBI “intent” excuse.) It would be an offense for anyone else, just not Hillary and her cabal.

    If Hillary loses, they will take whatever administrative nice action they need to quietly close out the investigation. Hillary at that point will no longer be a threat to the State Department and her subordinates will not be in government.

    I knew the State Department was political before, now it’s just hopelessly corrupt. Expect to find no integrity there.

  • PSA: The State Department Just Rebooted Their Probe Into Clinton's Emails

    07/09/2016 5:39:03 AM PDT · 23 of 37
    Captain Rhino to r_barton

    Actually heard a joke some years ago about a fictional conversation between Bill and Hillary.

    The conversation centered around Bill not choosing to go into politics but instead staying in Arkansas and say...running a gas station.

    Hillary was nonplussed at the prospect of Bill choosing to run a gas station.

    She replied “I’ll still be married to the President of the United States.”

  • A staggering percentage of Americans are too poor to shop

    07/09/2016 2:52:47 AM PDT · 71 of 208
    Captain Rhino to dynachrome

    Another math-challenged reporter.

    26 million is 12% of the US population (322 million), not 20%.

  • Comey: DOJ ‘Worried’ Law Criminalizing Gross Negligence in Handling Classified Material Is…[tr]

    07/08/2016 8:36:28 AM PDT · 47 of 69
    Captain Rhino to Captain Rhino

    Apologizes for double post. Got interrupted and forgot I had already hit the post button when I got back.

  • Comey: DOJ ‘Worried’ Law Criminalizing Gross Negligence in Handling Classified Material Is…[tr]

    07/08/2016 8:33:41 AM PDT · 46 of 69
    Captain Rhino to EagleUSA

    I’m just waiting to hear that SOMEBODY, either the FBI, DoJ, State Department or whoever, is going to hold accountable the persons who deliberately removed the classification markings from the material and posted it (probably by manually transcribing it from the classified server) to Clinton’s private email server.

    They have the email threads; they KNOW who inserted the material into the stream. Well? WELL!!??

  • Comey: DOJ ‘Worried’ Law Criminalizing Gross Negligence in Handling Classified Material Is…[tr]

    07/08/2016 8:11:52 AM PDT · 26 of 69
    Captain Rhino to EagleUSA

    I’m just waiting to hear that SOMEBODY, either the FBI, DoJ, State Department or whoever, is going to hold accountable the persons who deliberately removed the classification markings from the material and posted it (probably by manually transcribing it from the classified server) to Clinton’s private email server.

    They have the email threads; they KNOW who inserted the material into the stream. Well? WELL!!??

  • [Vanity] Clinton Supporters Angry at Comey for "Editorializing" and then Exonerating

    07/06/2016 1:25:43 AM PDT · 62 of 71
    Captain Rhino to Anitius Severinus Boethius

    Wait until he is called up to Capital Hill to testify. With the investigation now concluded and the no indictment recommendation (which Lynch has said she will accept), Comey may have a heck of a lot to say. All of it negative.

    Then there is the matter of who transcribed all those classified documents from classified servers to Clinton’s private email network. We can yet hope that one or two of her inner circle will be charged for that.

    One can only hope.

    Maybe we will also discover if there is an active investigation concerning Hiliary’s time at State and donations to the Clinton Foundation.

  • Vanity: Comey Calls Clinton Unqualified?

    07/05/2016 6:57:38 PM PDT · 20 of 22
    Captain Rhino to CriticalJ

    SOMEBODY stripped those emails of their classified markings and transcribed them into Clinton’s private email system. That seems like an deliberate act to circumvent the system. The FBI has the threads. They know who did it. Does The FBI intend to give them a free pass as well?

  • Profs: Orlando massacre caused by 'toxic masculinity,' 'extremist discourses'

    07/03/2016 1:43:17 PM PDT · 39 of 50
    Captain Rhino to Mr. Mojo

    I went to the University of Washington on a military scholarship in (ahem) the mid-1970s. A fellow military student, who was a political science major, showed me one of the papers he had to write for the cadre of leftist/liberals running the department. Its language was so specialized and shaded in its use of common language terms that it read like gibberish. And he knew it did as well. But he also knew what was required to graduate.

    Reading the extracts from these professors, I see things have gotten worse since then. How anyone could respect them is beyond me.

  • Profs: Orlando massacre caused by 'toxic masculinity,' 'extremist discourses'

    07/03/2016 1:29:51 PM PDT · 38 of 50
    Captain Rhino to Nachum

    Seems the bottom of the image was cut off...

    The rest of the story, if I recall correctly, is that the Soviets refused to negotiate, the hostages were killed, and the KGB hunted down and killed not only the kidnappers but also every male in their extended families, effectively extinguishing the bloodline. That apparently got their attention.

  • The Nazis' assault rifle now made in America

    07/01/2016 7:19:39 PM PDT · 73 of 105
    Captain Rhino to Drew68

    $1,799.00 is about 1/10th the price an original StG44 would sell for. And, as others have noted, 8mm Kurz (7.92 x 33mm) is hard to get and pricey when you can.

  • Reporter Claims the FBI Ordered ‘No Photos, No Pictures’ of Lynch/Clinton Meeting

    07/01/2016 9:19:41 AM PDT · 57 of 94
    Captain Rhino to buwaya

    Entirely possible.

    Consider this possibility.

    Bill Clinton enters cabin. Cordial greetings exchanged; grandchildren, golfing, etc. discussed. After a few moments, Lynch excuses herself and goes to the restroom. For twenty minutes.

    Sitting on the cabin table is a laptop. Laptop is open and on. On display is an open file containing THE FBI report.

    Bill sits down and quickly scan reads the report; hastily going to the findings and recommendations section at its end. He scribbles notes on a conveniently placed notepad. Or perhaps he takes photos of select pages with his cellphone.

    For deniability purposes, no electronic copy of the report is provided.

    After making considerable noise washing up, Lynch returns. More small talk about grandchildren and golf. Departing best wishes are exchanged and Clinton departs.

    When asked later by the press, Lynch truthfully reports it was mostly a social visit. They talked about grandchildren and golf, etc. No pending matter before the Department was DISCUSSED.

    After all, we are dealing with Democrats here. Lying to them is as natural as breathing.

  • Wegmans bakery refuses to make cake for Ex-Muslims of North America, saying it might offend Muslims

    06/29/2016 2:07:49 PM PDT · 27 of 29
    Captain Rhino to New Jersey Realist

    I frequently go to the Wegmans in Woodbridge, VA.

    Their excellent bakery department has a number of Muslim women employees (complete with headscarves). I imagine the same applies 15 miles up the road in Fairfax. That’s probably where the offended Muslim baker angle comes from.

    As for knowing, the requested cake design incorporated a logo of the organization.

    Still wrong to refuse to bake the cake. (Better not pull that stunt in Oregon or the state EEO Nazis will be all over you!)

  • People Leave a Scary Amount of Data on Hard Drives Before Selling Them

    06/28/2016 4:33:49 PM PDT · 31 of 49
    Captain Rhino to Still Thinking

    Had to laugh at the title you have devised for your techique for dealing with no longer needed hard drives.

    I use the same process: full disassembly and deep, heavy scoring of the platters followed by personally taking them to the electronics salvage point at the county dump.

    Always get a smile when hand them a large ziplock bag full of hard drive components.

  • CANADA TO LIFT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR MEXICO

    06/28/2016 3:06:57 PM PDT · 58 of 69
    Captain Rhino to ameribbean expat

    “Closer collaboration between Canada and Mexico on mobility issues will also help encourage travel between the two countries while preventing any increase in asylum claims or other irregular migration.”

    Monsieur Trudeau is under the impression that the border crashers will respect Canadian law more than they respect United States law. Good luck with that, Justin.

  • In Voisine v. US, SCOTUS just ruled people convicted of domestic violence can't buy guns

    06/27/2016 9:52:42 AM PDT · 21 of 47
    Captain Rhino to Mr. Mojo

    The conclusion of the opinion:

    “The federal ban on firearms possession applies to any person with a prior misdemeanor conviction for the “use . . . of physical force” against a domestic relation. §921(a)(33)(A). That language, naturally read, encompasses acts of force undertaken recklessly—i.e., with conscious disregard of a substantial risk of harm. And the state-law backdrop to that provision, which included misdemeanor assault statutes covering reckless conduct in a significant majority of jurisdictions, indicates that Congress meant just what it said. Each petitioner’s possession of a gun, following a conviction under Maine law for abusing a domestic partner, therefore violates §922(g)(9). We accordingly affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals. It is so ordered.”

    Dissenters were Justices Thomas and Sotomayor

  • Supreme Court Vacates McDonnell's Corruption Conviction

    06/27/2016 8:22:39 AM PDT · 26 of 44
    Captain Rhino to kabar

    Yeah, that’s the bad vibe I’m getting from this as well:

    “normally, the behavior of the Secretary of State in favoring parties making sizeable donations to the Clinton Foundation would be considered corruption in public office but, in the light of the recent Supreme Court ruling,we are forced to conclude... “

  • British vote has Texas Nationalists calling for "Texit"

    06/25/2016 7:41:19 AM PDT · 56 of 61
    Captain Rhino to central_va

    It is not a matter of what I do or do not advocate.

    The question is: Do you think the Federal government would stand idly by while the second largest state in the nation attempted to erect international borders between itself and bordering states, raise an army, seize (or attempt to) seize Federal property, and do all the other things an independent nation would attempt to do?

    As noted in my original post, if this very unlikely event was ever to be attempted, it would be an existential question for the Federal government. Attempted secession is an event it has faced and successfully answered before.

    As for invasion, that implies a substantial degree of separation would be permitted to occur prior to decisive Federal action. I personally don’t think it would ever get that far. I think the Federal government would allow sufficient actions to occur to support successful prosecutions and then swoop in to make enough arrests to extinguish the movement. If resisted aggressively, Federal armed force sufficient to overwhelm that resistance would be deployed and utilized.

  • British vote has Texas Nationalists calling for "Texit"

    06/24/2016 9:27:16 PM PDT · 28 of 61
    Captain Rhino to Trump20162020

    I am as fed up as anyone with the overbearing, corrupt, secretive, and ideologically-driven actions of the Federal government, especially this administration. But breaking up the union is an existential issue that any administration, Democrat or Republican, would have to treat with the utmost seriousness.

    BREXIT took advantage of Article 50 in the EU Treaty providing a means of withdrawing from the voluntary union. This article, which is standard for such treaties, was incorporated in the treaty from the beginning because the treaty is an agreement between sovereign nations, not political subdivisions within a single nation.

    There is no similar clause in the U. S. Constitution.

    To make an orderly and peaceful departure for Texas possible, you first have to pass a proposed amendment to the Constitution allowing such an action and get 37 states to approve it. Good luck with that.

    Alternatively, the last time some Americans made a really, really serious effort to withdraw from the “indivisible” nation without such a clause, you may recall there was a civil war that killed 600K soldiers, wounded millions more, and savaged nearly half of the states comprising the nation at the time.

  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 8:25:34 AM PDT · 37 of 54
    Captain Rhino to vladimir998

    I have to wonder what would have been the effect on the situation existing at the time in Baltimore if she had decided not to indict the officers. Once they were charged, the rioting did die down quickly.

    Was this a case of achieving a tactical victory (stop the rioting) while knowing that the charges could not be sustained (strategic defeat)?

    Unfortunately, once a game like this is started, it has to be played out to the turn of the last card.

    The defense’s bench trail strategy is making the difference since the prosecution is being denied a jury whose emotions can be enflamed.

    I heard a radio report this morning that Mosby is being sued by the officers for defamation.

    I have no sympathy for Mosby.

  • Marines' new physical fitness requirements disqualify almost all women

    06/22/2016 7:04:03 PM PDT · 31 of 45
    Captain Rhino to familyop

    When I enlisted in (ahem) 1967, Marines had two physical fitness tests they had to pass: 1) the physical fitness test (PFT) and 2) the physical readiness test (PRT).

    The PFT was an individual effort test and the scoring table awarded more points for better performance. For some reason, my memory recalls there being more than three events (pull-ups, sit-ups, 3 mile run) for the PFT in the early years of my service but it was pretty quickly pared down to today’s standard three events in the name of efficiency since it took time to administer it, especially when it was being done semi-annually by every one in the unit.

    The PRT was done annually as I recall and consisted of a lot of combat-related physical tasks. Some of the events I remember were fireman’s carry, shuttle run, step-ups, 20 foot rope climb, running leap of an 8 foot trench, 3 mile run, etc. The PRT was pass/fail so individual max performance incentive was muted. In fact, units would sometimes do the run in formation with the strong runners “helping” the weak ones. There were 11(?) events in the PRT when I first came in, then it was cut to 9(?) (or was it 7 (?)) and then it was finally eliminated as being too time consuming to administer, difficult to maintain all the test fixtures/materials, and some considered the PFT good enough to assess fitness after boot camp.

    Seems like a version of the PRT has been revived to ensure that “equality” and “diversity” do not compromise combat effectiveness. Good for them.

    Semper Fi.

  • Iranian Navy plans to deploy in Atlantic Ocean

    06/19/2016 6:36:36 PM PDT · 16 of 24
    Captain Rhino to Eleutheria5

    Setting the bar pretty low for themselves.

    The Atlantic stretches from Greenland to beyond the tip of South America and southern Africa.

    All the Iranians have to do is sail warships west of the Cape of Good Hope and they are operating in the Atlantic. All they have to do is sail warships west of the Straits of Gibraltar and they are operating in the Atlantic.

  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 1:00:13 PM PDT · 84 of 94
    Captain Rhino to mad_as_he$$

    Yeah, I was thinking something along those lines as well.

    Open carry is clearly constitutional but many chose CCW to avoid, among other things, unduly alarming the citizenry.

    There have been a number of incidents around the country, to include CA, where the right to open carry has been disputed by LEOs as a form of “disorderly conduct.”

    If you deny CCW, it seems that you are, in effect, mandating open carry if a person chooses to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.

    If the sheriff or local pols or police then/continue to infringe on open carry... Hello lawsuit???

  • There Are More White Voters Than People Think. That’s Good News for Trump.

    06/09/2016 12:40:02 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    Captain Rhino to CaptainK

    Key point.

    There is no “UNDO” button in the election process. Once the election results are certified, it’s done. The winner, even if by only one vote, gets to claim 100% of the right to exercise power in the name of the people.

    Trump, who I don’t particularly like or feel is qualified to be president, understands what is required to win and plans on doing it. He managed to eliminate 18 other primary opponents, including some good politicians, to claim the nomination.

    It is probably going to be the nastiest presidential election in modern memory.

    I just hope he brings an “A” game effort with a properly staffed and experienced get-out-the-vote team (including a FUNCTIONING and TESTED IT-based voter management system).

  • J.K. Rowling: Critics of Black Hermione a ‘Bunch of Racists’ (Hermione is Black Now)

    06/07/2016 3:47:54 AM PDT · 82 of 90
    Captain Rhino to Newt 2012

    Agree.

    Seven movies (I have them all) were made with Hermoine (sp) as a redheaded white English preteen/teenager. Then producers decide she’s going to be a dark skinned, black, decidedly middle aged, woman for the play and, when the fans notice this minor adjustment to the character’s incarnation, JK is shocked that they dared to complain about it?

    Oh, and instead of JK showing some grace towards the fans and understanding that many will not see this new production as a continuing evolution of the character as originally presented, you instead decide to call them “racists” and decry their bigotry.

    Well, JK, enjoy your billions,

    It’s a free market. Entertainment involves disposable income and no more of mine will be spent on your offerings. Not because I cannot accept a black Hermoine, but because I cannot accept your condescending PC attitude.

  • Massachusetts House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Abolish Biological Sex

    06/07/2016 3:19:04 AM PDT · 107 of 158
    Captain Rhino to Secret Agent Man

    Perhaps more accurately, the people are voting repeatedly to be represented, governed, and judged by the insane.

    But, this being Massachusetts, would putting local Republicans into these positions be expected to yield a much different result?

    In my view, the people are sovereign for about 12 hours on the first Tuesday in November every two years. And that is only until the politicians figure out how to do away with elections entirely.

    Otherwise, we are increasingly subjects - or perhaps specimens is a better word - to be exposed to whatever new concept of social engineering is popular with the ruling class at the moment.

  • The U.S. Navy's New Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Just Got Even Deadlier

    06/06/2016 5:47:58 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    Captain Rhino to tired&retired

    “The program will use autonomous guidance to find targets, reducing reliance on networking, GPS and other assets that could be compromised by enemy electronic weapons,” a Navy statement said.

    Apparently not dependent on satellite-based GPS to navigate or locate targets. Probably some sort of Inertial Navigation System (INS), I suppose. Receive a target profile, target vector, and estimated distance from the ship as part of the launch sequence and then set free to hunt it down autonomously. Hard to jam a link that isn’t there.

  • White people now finally excluded from the South African job market.

    06/06/2016 5:29:11 AM PDT · 37 of 59
    Captain Rhino to wrench

    I’d be more concerned about this concept being grafted onto the “white privilege” doggerel that is popular among liberal/left types at the moment. It is the next “logical” step to it and a perfect coda to it.

  • Russia to Build Leader-Class Destroyer That Will Outgun Largest US Warships

    06/05/2016 12:06:14 PM PDT · 29 of 45
    Captain Rhino to Fai Mao

    The pyramidal structures are largely hollow and enclose various antennas and sensors to enhance the ship’s stealth characteristics. Starting to look like the “pagoda” superstructures on WWII Japanese battleships.

    As for the bombast about having double the firepower of the Arleigh Burke class, that is hardly surprising since, at over 17,000 tons, it is also nearly double the displacement of the US destroyer. There is a direct correlation between hull volume and munitions (missiles) embarked.

    This “destroyer” is really just an updated slightly smaller version of the ex-USSR, now largely out of service, Kirov battle cruiser class. Very dangerous ships but, as others have noted, low availability rates due to power plant engineering.

  • Lawmakers blast Loretta Lynch for supporting fired VA official

    06/02/2016 7:37:09 AM PDT · 19 of 20
    Captain Rhino to Captain Rhino

    sustain = distain

  • Lawmakers blast Loretta Lynch for supporting fired VA official

    06/02/2016 2:11:51 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    Captain Rhino to Major Matt Mason

    No.

    The best thing to do is take this incident - and all other examples of Obama lawlessness - bundle them into a direct attack on the Obama administration corruption. Tie the whole thing around Hillary’s neck by describing her possible administration as “Obama’s third term.” Link this campaign to her already established sustain for law when it inconveniences her.

    A special coda to this campaign should be the DoJ slow walking of the FBI investigation into mishandling of classified material on Clinton’s private email server, refusal to cooperate with the State Department investigation, staffers refusal to give depositions, etc., etc. as demonstrating an ongoing pattern of contempt for the law.

    Pillory AJ Lynch for inaction to force her hand. Either way she decides the case damages Hillary but force her to announce something soon then trot out Hillary’s “Nobody is too big to jail” campaign quote and use that to scream about Obama administration blindness to corruption of public officials and favoritism toward her because she is the Democratic Party’s likely presidential candidate.

    Turn her “mistake in judgement” into the crime it was.

  • ISIS ‘Using Civilians as Human Shields’ in Fallujah

    06/01/2016 4:35:51 AM PDT · 7 of 8
    Captain Rhino to VTenigma

    Don’t worry.

    The Shia militia participating in the battle probably won’t be making fine distinctions between combatant and non-combatant within the military age Iraqi Sunni males they capture.

    Some recent critics claim that the support ISIS enjoys among Iraqi Sunnis has to do with mistreatment of Sunnis by the Shia- controlled central government.

    Their memories are short.

    Iraqi Sunnis ran the country under Sadaam Hussein. During their decades of power, they humiliated and suppressed the Shia majority and conducted campaigns of annihilation against the Kurds. Their support of ISIS is nothing less than resentment of losing their political power and a desire to get it back. They were false friends to the coalition during the “awakening” in Anbar under US occupation. They simply bided their time and accepted the money being paid out by the United States for their “support and loyalty”.

    They are getting exactly what they deserve. Given the Arab talent to nurture the desire for revenge ( justified or not) from generation to generation, even the children become infected.

  • Bible translated into emojis ‘for millennials’

    05/31/2016 5:50:30 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    Captain Rhino to bkopto

    The emoji is the path back to the non-alphabetic writing systems of the past.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_writing_systems#Pictographic.2Fideographic_writing_systems

    It would be a step backward for literacy - except to the literacy envisioned in the “1984” quote posted above.

  • My student threatened to beat me — and I’m the one in trouble

    05/29/2016 4:44:28 PM PDT · 69 of 91
    Captain Rhino to EinNYC

    Police departments all over the country or outfitting their officers with Go- Pro (or similar) action video cameras. The impetus is the expectation that the officers conduct will improve if it’s being recorded. However, in numerous cases, the video is being used to prove that accuser conduct was aggressive, violent, abusive, and/or profane toward the officer prior to and during the arrest.

    Do you think a similar move on the part of public-school teachers (with the video being transmitted wirelessly to a secure location in real time) would have a similar effect on providing indisputable evidence of student misconduct in the classroom? It seems a small investment to make (couple of hundred dollars) to protect yourself against false accusations. They are fairly small in size so actually wearing them wouldn’t be too cumbersome.