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  • NFL reportedly planning on embedding data chips in footballs to gauge field goals

    07/19/2016 12:12:47 PM PDT · 1 of 51
    Colofornian
    OK, this is for the kicking game...

    But with Patriot balls disappearing into other rooms pre-game, should be able to track where the Patriots' employee who labeled himself "the Deflator" (McNally) would smuggle those pre-game balls into...even if Brady continues to toss future cell phones away in order to continue covering up convos with "the Deflator" McNally (and/or Jastremski)...

  • Potential Trump VP Pick Clarifies He’s Pro-Life After Saying He’s Pro-Choice

    07/12/2016 5:49:39 AM PDT · 28 of 53
    Colofornian to usafa92; All
    "If people are going to decide [the] election on abortion issue they should just stay home," he told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin.

    OK.

    (sounds like a POTUS-vote plan)

    How they treat the most vulnerable in our society is a good reflection on how they are ethically & character-wise in every other aspect of life as well.

  • Exclusive — ‘In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome’: Ann Coulter’s Book Cover Revealed

    07/11/2016 10:43:16 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    Colofornian to orchestra; All

    (Doesn’t surprise me w/all the Trump idolaters out there...actually, ‘bout time they were more transparent like this)

  • A Message For Christians About Donald Trump

    07/08/2016 10:34:47 AM PDT · 48 of 50
    Colofornian to harpu
    You just might want to check 'YOUR problems with Trump' at the Forum's gate or leave the Forum until after the November election.

    (You are not distinct -- at least in this comment -- from leftist censors...other than censorship from another angle)

  • DALLAS SHOOTER FILMED FIRING ON POLICE – EXECUTING POLICE OFFICER IN DALLAS

    07/08/2016 9:48:54 AM PDT · 19 of 21
    Colofornian to bramps; All
    Bullets ricocheting off the ground?

    Doncha wonder about the iconic narratives developing here?

    Almost 53 yrs ago, witnesses @ Dealey Plaza saw bullets richocheting off the ground...but to acknowledge those would have meant multiple shooters of Kennedy.

    Notice, too, the media narrative..."arrest four" vs. "did this alone"???

    So, the lone nut theory operative all as a Black POWER group has claimed responsibility.

    So...Obama can assign a new "Warren Commission" which will determine that the single bullet theory is what shot all the victims.

  • Dallas Police Identify a Gunman in Dallas Protest Shootings

    07/08/2016 9:42:32 AM PDT · 74 of 80
    Colofornian to RightGeek; All

    Why isn’t the media openly labeling him as a violent racist?

  • Dallas Police Identify a Gunman in Dallas Protest Shootings (Micah X. Johnson, of Mesquite TX)

    07/08/2016 9:41:38 AM PDT · 94 of 178
    Colofornian to Trumpinator; All

    Why isn’t the media openly identifying him as a violent racist?

  • A Message For Christians About Donald Trump

    07/07/2016 6:53:12 AM PDT · 33 of 50
    Colofornian to harpu; All
    So this person reduces our problems with Trump to what...tone?

    Really?

  • White House Watch: Trump 43%, Clinton 39%

    06/30/2016 6:41:10 AM PDT · 18 of 47
    Colofornian to Mariner; All
    Well, ONE thing I'm seeing is consistent in the polling:

    And that's there's 18% of us who aren't likely to vote for either of the offered-up bozos...

    ...E'en tho they'll chip away @ that 18% & get it down to 15-16% by election day.

  • Ontario introducing gender-neutral driver's licences, health cards ['Able to select X']

    06/30/2016 6:36:23 AM PDT · 15 of 20
    Colofornian to All
    Well, why is Canada "limiting" people to only three choices?

    Surely, if this is all an "evolving" matter, we should be able to pick any alphabet letter we want...and from any language...

    Or, even our own made-up language.

    How uninclusive can Canadians be?

  • Ontario introducing gender-neutral driver's licences, health cards ['Able to select X']

    06/30/2016 6:33:35 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    Colofornian to I want the USA back

    and Vermont

  • Ontario introducing gender-neutral driver's licences, health cards ['Able to select X']

    06/30/2016 6:06:47 AM PDT · 1 of 20
    Colofornian
  • Montreal robber scarred by acid during botched heist sentenced to 12 years

    06/30/2016 5:59:18 AM PDT · 3 of 15
    Colofornian to All
    One of these robber-wannabes got a dozen years; whereas a drunk driver from a billionaire's family who killed 3 children & their grandchild in Canada got 10 yrs this year: Marco Muzzo sentenced to 10 years in drunk-driving crash that killed 4

    As a result of that traffic accident, a mom was left without all of her children & lost her dad & "eight EMS personnel took a leave for post-traumatic stress disorder" Marco Muzzo crash left paramedics with PTSD and spurred a region to lead Canada

  • Montreal robber scarred by acid during botched heist sentenced to 12 years

    06/30/2016 5:53:20 AM PDT · 1 of 15
    Colofornian
  • Man, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

    06/28/2016 5:27:10 AM PDT · 4 of 20
    Colofornian to AppyPappy; All
    She described her client as a “scared, remorseful individual” who is functionally on the same level as a child. He shot a woman!! And he tried to blow up propane cylinders!! He’s not on the same level as a child.

    OK. He needs "time out" ...
    ...for 20 yrs...
    ...Go to your new room!

  • Utah / Mormons run to Hillary en masse. What do they think Hillary gives them?

    06/27/2016 8:55:22 AM PDT · 125 of 144
    Colofornian to Elsie; All
    In this day and age; I believe NO poll!! Even if a fella alluding to himself as Jesus Christ was taking one!

    Well, certainly ANYTHING released by the mainstream media needs both wariness & a fine tooth comb.

    Two years ago, in advance of the 2014 midterms and in conjunction with the release of FiveThirtyEight’s pollster ratings, I wrote an article headlined “Is The Polling Industry In Stasis Or In Crisis?” It pointed out a seeming contradiction: Although there were lots of reasons to be worried about the reliability of polling — in particular, the ever-declining response rates for telephone surveys — there wasn’t much evidence of a crisis in the results pollsters were obtaining. Instead, the 2008, 2010 and 2012 election cycles had all featured fairly accurate polling.Has the reckoning come for the polls since then? The evidence is somewhat mixed. The 2014 midterm elections were not a banner year for pollsters, with most polls showing a statistical bias toward Democrats (reversing their statistical bias toward Republicans in 2012). As a result, there were a handful of major upsets by Republican candidates, along with a few near misses. Still, the error in the polls was reasonably in line with historical norms. It wasn’t the disaster that pollsters have experienced in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Greece, or even in previous U.S. midterm elections, such as 1994 and 1998.
    FiveThrityEight’s pollster ratings POLLSTER RATINGS: We’ve analyzed the historical accuracy of more than 350 polling agencies and rated them according to performance and methodology. See all of our pollster ratings »
    If the 2014 midterm polls were a little better than reputed, however, the reverse might be true of the 2016 presidential primaries polls. Importantly, the polls (and even more so, the polling averages) had a good track record of calling winners, with the polling front-runner winning the vast majority of the time. Furthermore, the polls caught wind of Donald Trump’s popularity among Republicans early in the cycle, even as a lot of journalists (including, uhh, yours truly) were deeply skeptical about his chances. But the margins were often pretty far off, especially in the Democratic race, with Hillary Clinton often blowing away her polling numbers in the South and Bernie Sanders often doing so elsewhere in the country. Furthermore, although there weren’t many upsets, at least one of them — Sanders’s win in Michigan — was historically epic.
    Don’t take our word for it, though: We’d encourage you to explore the data for yourself...
    The State of the Polls, 2016

    So, Elz, lament the polling data all ya want...

    As the above excerpt says, even as some 2014 polling data in certain races was flat-out wrong...
    ...& even as less available cell-phone #s has transformed the collection of polling data...
    ...(a) "the [2014] error in polls was reasonably in line with historical norms"
    ...&, (b) as it applies to 2016, "the polls caught wind of Donald Trump’s popularity among Republicans early in the cycle, even as a lot of journalists (including, uhh, yours truly) were deeply skeptical about his chances."

    The Trump supporters can't have it both ways: Having trumpeted the early Trump data accumulating to his favor, now dismiss the Trump polling data just because it doesn't fall into line with the way they wish it would trump the Clintonians.

  • Utah / Mormons run to Hillary en masse. What do they think Hillary gives them?

    06/27/2016 8:38:42 AM PDT · 121 of 144
    Colofornian to HarleyLady27
    Motorcycle Message Board - Motorcycle USA > MotorcycleUSA.com!>Newbies! > POLL: WHAT MAKES SOME NEW RIDERS BRAIN DEAD?

    (Somebody needs to expand that thread...doesn't seem like it only applies to "newbies"!)

  • Utah / Mormons run to Hillary en masse. What do they think Hillary gives them?

    06/27/2016 8:28:18 AM PDT · 118 of 144
    Colofornian to HarleyLady27; All
    And your point is??? Oh I see, your a Hillary supporter...that makes sense...

    My point is that you mentioned "the latest I heard" and it's obvious you don't keep "up to date" very well re: Utah...and then you trumpet that ignorance.

    Then you multiply that ignorance by falsely accusing somebody you don't know of being "a Hillary supporter."

    I've never voted Democrat.
    Nor would I ever start.

    (Yet I've yet to be convinced about Trump...and his supporters continually push true conservatives away)

  • Utah / Mormons run to Hillary en masse. What do they think Hillary gives them?

    06/27/2016 7:56:47 AM PDT · 115 of 144
    Colofornian to dp0622; HarleyLady27; Parley Baer; Texan Tory; humblegunner; AnthonySoprano; All
    Last I saw, Trump had a comfortale lead. What poll are you loking at? [dp0622, post #10]

    The latest I heard Trump is leading Hillary in Utah...they don’t want you to know that.. [HarleyLady27, post #39]

    The last poll I saw out of Utah Trump has like a nine point lead. [ParleyBaer, post #58]

    Not gonna happen. Utah will vote Republican, like it always does. I’m Mormon, and I’m voting Trump, and so are most other Mormons that I know. Sure, Hillary will get a greater percentage of the votes in Utah than Obama did, so Trump will ‘only’ win Utah by 60% to 40% instead of the usual 70% to 30%." [Texan Tory, post #313]

    June 15: Clinton ties Trump in GOP stronghold of Utah (!)

    June 19: "Other polls have shown Hillary Clinton with a slight lead in Utah, a state that has voted Republican for more than 50 years." HILLARY CLINTON VS. DONALD TRUMP POLLS: ARIZONA AND UTAH COULD BE IN PLAY FOR DEMOCRATS AS TRUMP'S CONTROVERSIES COULD LEAD TO BLOWOUT LOSS

    Even in March, the Mormon-owned Deseret News/KSL conducted a poll and found...

    Bombshell Poll Shows Democrats Would Win Utah If Trump Is The GOP Nominee By Jason Easley on Sun, Mar 20th, 2016 at 4:13 pm A Deseret News/KSL poll shows that if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, Democrats would be favored to win the deep red state of Utah in November.

  • Utah / Mormons run to Hillary en masse. What do they think Hillary gives them?

    06/27/2016 7:41:50 AM PDT · 114 of 144
    Colofornian to teppe; Sasparilla; Elsie; All
    [Teppe to Sasparilla]: More wives? Your an idiot. Maybe you should update your 125 year old information.

    Solemn Covenant: The Mormon Polygamous Passage [Book lists almost 500 Lds in post-manifesto unions] Note the Lds "prophet" "manifesto" which supposedly was to halt new polygamous arrangements, which Teppe infers, was "supposedly" "binding" as of October 6, 1890.

    Yet, per Carmon Hardy's research, 220 Mormon men took about 275 additional plural wives during that 20-year period up until 1910-11 (Almost half of these men already had -- at my count -- about 112 plural wives between them before the 1890 manifesto...so the overall average was almost three wives per man).

    About HALF of the 220 men Hardy lists in his appendix -- 109 to be exact -- were monogamists when the 1890 "Manifesto" was passed. IoW, they weren't used to a "polygamous lifestyle" -- and had NO reason to take on a second, third, fourth, fifth wives -- with the "manifesto" in place!!!

    So, Teppe, please explain how these 220 Mormon men who took on 275 ADDITIONAL wives, didn't "update" their "information" bank as pertaining to their marriage 'ethic'?

    Btw, these 275 additional wives, broke down, year-wise, as:
    1910: 5
    1909: 10
    1908: 3
    1907: 6
    1906: 4
    1905: 4
    1904: 20
    1903: 39 [this was the year Lds "prophet" Joseph F. Smith had to "lay down" Manifesto II to tell the Mormons to "stop" polygamy]
    1902: 28
    1901: 33
    1900: 21
    1899: 9
    1898: 20
    1897: 15
    1896: 4
    1895: 5
    1894: 12
    1893: 3
    1892: 6
    1891: 3
    1890 between Oct. 10-->Dec: 8
    TOTAL: 275 women initiated among 220 men

    And precisely because over 100 additional unions were done in the 20th century, some of these plural unions did not die out until the late 1950s, with two possible families, the early 1960s.

    From the BYU review article mentioned @ link above: Hardy clearly agrees with "Apostle" Marriner W. Merrill's 1891 view: "'I do Not believe the Manifesto was a revelation from God but was formulated by Prest. Woodruff and endorsed by His Councilors and the Twelve Apostles for expediency to meet the present situation of affairs in the Nation or those against the Church.'" (150).

    (Well, ya know what this means...it means that IF D&C 132 is "correct" -- in a "revelation" that opened the door for Mormon polygamy...then there's BEEN NO "revelation" to really "shut it." It's just all for socio-political expediency...says both an Lds past "apostle"...and, in effect, this BYU source!!! )

    And, what this also means is that the fLDS are the "only" true keepers of Joseph Smith polygamous orthodoxy! (And here we thought the Mormon fundamentalists were the "offshoot"!!!)

    Why is this again relevant?

    Because SOME MORMONS KEEP INSISTING THAT MORMON POLYGAMY DIED OUT IN 1890!

  • After Orlando, some businesses stress LGBT inclusivity moves

    06/23/2016 9:58:56 AM PDT · 12 of 23
    Colofornian to Grams A
    Would appear that the Orlando event has done more to push the gay agenda than anything else ever attempted. Unintended consequence or part of the plan?

    (Yup. They're [Harvey] Milkin' it)

  • Trump Faces Reckoning With Christian Right

    06/21/2016 5:32:57 AM PDT · 21 of 38
    Colofornian to montag813
    Why didn’t the Mormon Romney face a “reckoning”? How absurd.

    He DID face a reckoning. At the polls. He lost. And the people who put him there are to blame.

    Not going to vote for all these candidates who are extremely more liberal than Jack Kennedy.

    The "Republicans" @ the POTUS level have become (a) Dems lite; and (b) Libertarians heavy.

  • Witness: Omar Mateen had been at Orlando gay nightclub many times

    06/14/2016 7:50:07 AM PDT · 7 of 46
    Colofornian to All
    He was a nightclub "regular" or "semi-regular" there...and he'd been using a gay dating ap contacting at least one other person for over a year.

    This was no short-term "scope out."

    So the Questions become...
    ...what was his sexual orientation?
    ...What were his ulterior motives?
    ...perceived nightclub rejection?
    ...Was his phone call inside the nightclub one where he tried to deflect his REAL motivations...
    ...so that his notorious legacy would somehow be thought differently by jihadist types?

    Are all the people & media who jumped on the "terrorist" bandwagon off-base?

    Are all the liberals who took this opportunity to jump on conservatives & Christians for their "rhetoric" foundationless?

    And what about the President's scolding of those Sunday re: how they treat others based upon "sexual orientation?" A needless bashing?

  • Witness: Omar Mateen had been at Orlando gay nightclub many times

    06/14/2016 7:43:34 AM PDT · 1 of 46
    Colofornian
    I saw a similar version of this article last night in the Sentinel before the national news starting picking up on the same theme this morning.
  • Pope and top imam embrace in historic meeting at Vatican

    05/23/2016 9:29:44 AM PDT · 46 of 55
    Colofornian to Zakeet; All
    I do not recommend any of you sharing your celestial bed with multiple wives, however. In my case, despite D&C 132, my unenlightened wife would be tempted to engage in some blood atonement by cutting me "close and square." It's just not worth the risk, in my opinion.

    Zak, you could do what Joey did: Just go to one of the Mormon gods and have him issue a special proclamational "revelation" geared ONLY to your wife...like D&C132:

    52 And let mine handmaid, Emma Smith, receive all those that have been given unto my servant Joseph, and who are virtuous and pure before me; and those who are not pure, and have said they were pure, shall be destroyed, saith the Lord God. 53 For I am the Lord thy God, and ye shall obey my voice; and I give unto my servant Joseph that he shall be made ruler over many things; for he hath been faithful over a few things, and from henceforth I will strengthen him. 54 And I command mine handmaid, Emma Smith, to abide and cleave unto my servant Joseph, and to none else. But if she will not abide this commandment she shall be destroyed, saith the Lord; for I am the Lord thy God, and will destroy her if she abide not in my law.

    {The "none else" clause of verse 54 is there just in case "the wife" begins to clamor "what's good for the goose is good for the gander."}

    So shall the Mormon "scripture" factory get to work for ye, oh potentially venturous "poly" one?

    After all, D&C 68:2-4 makes it quite clear that ALL Mormon priests can produce "Scripture"

    ...this is an ensample unto ALL who were ordained unto this priesthood...and this is the ensample unto them,
    that they shall speak as they are 'moved upon' by the Holy Ghost... [v. 4:] And WHATSOEVER they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost SHALL BE SCRIPTURE,
    shall be the will of the Lord,
    shall be the mind of the Lord,
    shall be the word of the Lord,
    shall be the voice of the Lord...

  • Pope and top imam embrace in historic meeting at Vatican

    05/23/2016 7:04:01 AM PDT · 31 of 55
    Colofornian to detective; Elsie; colorcountry; greyfoxx39; Godzilla; reaganaut; MHGinTN; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; ..
    (Hmmm...wonder if the Mormon "prophet" should have a mtg with the FR Flying Inmans???)

    After all, we are coming up on our nine-year designated anniversary!

    May 30, 2007
    Flying Inman original designation

  • Joe Paterno Knew of Sandusky Abuse Allegations as Early as 1976, Insurance Company Claims

    05/06/2016 6:18:14 AM PDT · 1 of 55
    Colofornian
    Jopologists...commence your defense!
  • Report: 'Significant portion' of NFL thinks Patriots didn't deflate footballs

    04/28/2016 5:54:22 AM PDT · 63 of 65
    Colofornian to LongWayHome
    Since the balls were measured with different equipment, at different times, in different conditions..

    If you have a single ref in charge of the process, then of course it will be "different times" (unless he could juggle doing both teams @ same time. Given that it only took the officials 9 minutes to gauge the Pat footballs...the "different times" line is really a joke.

    Different conditions? Outside? Inside? (No)

  • Report: 'Significant portion' of NFL thinks Patriots didn't deflate footballs

    04/27/2016 5:38:18 AM PDT · 61 of 65
    Colofornian to LongWayHome; All
    The six text messages involving "the Deflator" himself tells me all I need to know to show (1) he knows his impact on these balls; (2) that he indeed had a hand in it...
    They Said What? Read 6 Text Message Conversations in the Deflategate Report
  • Report: 'Significant portion' of NFL thinks Patriots didn't deflate footballs

    04/26/2016 3:24:34 PM PDT · 57 of 65
    Colofornian to FatherofFive
    They both played with the same balls.

    Only for special teams' plays.

    Otherwise, each time supplies balls for their own offenses.

    In fact, guess who it was in 2006 that was lobbying the NFL so that the offenses could indeed supply their own footballs? (Yup, Tom Brady...and another little-known Q named Peyton)

    So teams have been supplying their own offensive footballs since 2007...exactly coinciding when the Pats' fumble ratio suddenly - year-in, year-out - began going off the charts! (Some of those years, the Pat defense fumbled more than the Pat RB!)

    Brady's completion % suddenly spiked upward starting in '07!

  • Report: 'Significant portion' of NFL thinks Patriots didn't deflate footballs

    04/26/2016 2:31:59 PM PDT · 46 of 65
    Colofornian to FatherofFive
    The Patriots won the second half, when the balls were properly inflated.

    Read my response to this argument, post #44.

  • Report: 'Significant portion' of NFL thinks Patriots didn't deflate footballs

    04/26/2016 2:30:53 PM PDT · 45 of 65
    Colofornian to Let's Roll; detective; All
    ho handles the ball(s) more than the Center and the QB? And yet none of the officials ever brought this up in the previous decades? Please.

    Officials know it's not their jobs to blab to the media...And one indeed spoke out after-the-fact:

    NFL Official Was Suspicious Of New England Patriots Team Employee Jim McNally For Years Prior To Deflategate (REPORT)

    NFL ex-official Mark Baltz: "For an officials' locker room attendant, I always thought he was an unusual dude,'' Baltz said, via Kravitz. "Most locker room guys, they sit there and if you need something, they got it for you. When you left the locker room, you'd lock the door and they'd stay right there. The other 31 teams, that's what they would do. That was his job.
    "But McNally, he was running all around like a chicken with his head cut off. Asking for the balls early. What I specifically reported him for several years ago, and I thought this was really unusual, he'd run out on the field with the footballs before the game and the next thing you know, he's playing pitch-and-catch with (Tom) Brady. Then, next thing, he's on the sidelines right next to (Bill) Belichick, like he's a (bleeping) assistant coach or something."

    Baltz reffed 4 games @ Pats stadium when McNally was employed & Brady was healthy.

  • Report: 'Significant portion' of NFL thinks Patriots didn't deflate footballs

    04/26/2016 2:21:03 PM PDT · 44 of 65
    Colofornian to detective
    A quarterback wants the footballs to be consistent. He would not want them quickly and haphazardly deflated in a bathroom for a few seconds each.

    This, of course, assumes that his "deflator" agent didn't spend 8-9 seconds deflating every practice ball for practice. If he could spend a little time consistently doing that before every practice, what exactly would be inconsistent when it came to games?

    The pressure of the footballs had absolutely no impact on the outcome of the game. The Patriots beat the Colts easily and outscored them more in the second half.

    In the 2nd half, the Pats scored once on a short-drive TD set up by an interception; on that drive, Brady threw no passes.

    Take away that defensive-set-up TD, the Pat offense scored on 3-of-5 drives in the 2nd half; in the first half, the Pat offense scored on 3-of-5 drives (so the same in terms of scoring drives)

    Secondly, take away a 30-yard Brady pass to Vereen in the first half (if Vereen wasn't able to hold on to such a softened ball in pelting rain), and the Pats wouldn't have scored that drive.

    No score that drive, puts the Pats up 10-7 at half instead of 17-7.

    It was only when the Colts were down 17-7 that they essentially abandoned their ground game, which, up until then, was gaining 5 yards a pop.

    In a pelting rain, the ground gain is essential.

    'Twas the two-score lead that moved the Colts out of the ground game...dangerous to do in such weather.

    Would the Colts still have lost? Perhaps. Would the game have been closer minus the softened balls? Probably.

    Anybody who knows anything about football and/or is capable of understanding the Ideal Gas Law knows the charges against Tom Brady are fraudulent.

    Deflategate report’s science holds up - http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2015/05/06/physics-professor-deflategate-report-science-holds/T2HqI3vFVivr9grXOD2VEI/story.html Yes...deflategate report correct on its science; Pats on the other hand grasping for straws:

    A Freeper last year was citing the "Ideal Gas Law" angle last year...yet...

    ...University professor Martin Schmaltz....the discrepancies between drops in pressure between the Colts balls and the Patriots balls was likely too much to be chance, according to Schmaltz. “I see that the Colts’ balls pressure dropped about half a PSI and the Patriots balls seem to be more like 1.5, or maybe between one and 1.5,” says Schmaltz. “So it’s a little mysterious why the Patriots’ balls dropped more.”

    (Well, not so "mysterious" when you have an equipment mgr who actually...truly...nicknamed himself "the deflator")

    Continuing that link excerpt: According to the report, the Patriots’ balls began the game inflated to at least 12.5 PSI, while the Colts’ balls were around 13 PSI, give or take a tenth of a PSI. But it’s not the drop in PSI from that reference point that Schmaltz says looks bad for the Patriots, but the drops relative to each other. According to Schmaltz, the ideal gas law equation suggests a drop in temperature from 68 or 70 would produce a drop of less than 1 PSI in a ball inflated to 12.5 or 13 PSI. While the report found the Colts’ balls measured at or around the league-minimum 12.5 PSI at halftime, many of the Patriots balls were a PSI or more below that threshold, a drop so large its unlikely to have been caused by atmospheric conditions. While a 12.5 PSI ball could drop to 11.6 PSI, by his calculations, with a temperature drop from 68 or 70 degrees to 51, given both sets being subject to the same conditions, it’s suspicious the Patriots’ balls would drop so much further.

    And here we had all these FREEPERcheaterapologists in January & February of last year providing defenses for cheating by citing "science"...yet never could address why the 51-degree weather failed to similarly impact the Colts' footballs...

    I think these FREEPERs would make good cheater apologists explaining why it tends to be dead DEMOCRATS who vote...or why it's living DEMOCRATS who seem to vote early & vote often...

  • The top 10 lies your Mormon friend is telling you

    04/26/2016 1:45:55 PM PDT · 161 of 181
    Colofornian to Hoosier-Daddy; Secret Agent Man; reaganaut; Elsie; All
    We have alone a small time on this Earth. We have a much greater enemy to confront and is sure isn’t the LDS.

    #1: Under this line of reasoning, nobody is EVER to confront anybody on the planet earth. Why? Because every single person "underranks" a more potent spiritual enemy. This is where contrast-&-comparison is downright dangerously deceptive.

    #2: Hoosier-Daddy, have you ever read these Biblical passages referenced -- like Acts 20?

    As the apostle Paul was leaving the church of Ephesus, he warned them with this high-priority alert:

    "I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears." (Acts 20:29-31)

    Paul's cultural priority? (Defend against specific false disciples who will proselytize the flock and draw away men unto themselves!)

    Tell me something, H-D: If you did something tearfully night and day for three years, do you think it's rather important? So what? We're just to conclude, "Oh, the man who contributed a good chunk to the New Testament -- what does he know about cultural priorities?"

    So tell you what, H-D. When you get to heaven, be sure to take apostle Paul aside & use his own writings to lecture him...Cite him Eph. 6:12 & tell him how "inconsistent" he was to confront those "savage wolves" when there was a wolf-of-wolves preying upon people (Your weak application of sentiment drawn from Eph. 6:12). After all, didn't Paul have a "greater enemy to confront" than those "savage wolves?"

    ...I felt compelled to write and urge you to CONTEND for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. (Jude 3)

    If you don't want to contend for the faith once delivered, then don't.
    If you don't desire to "demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God" (2 Cor. 10:5), then don't.
    Just stop your mild scolding of others who actually desire to flesh out those Biblical passages.

  • The top 10 lies your Mormon friend is telling you

    04/26/2016 1:27:27 PM PDT · 160 of 181
    Colofornian to teppe; reaganaut; All
    Auditioning for Godhood? I’m 55 and have been LDS my whole life and I have no Idea what you are talking about. My goal in life as a Mormon is to humble myself before my Heavenly Father and follow his commandments to the best of my ability while seeking forgiveness of my sins through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. If this is in someway unacceptable behavior to you, the I am sorry. I am firm in my conviction that it is acceptable to my Heavenly Father.

    Hmmm....

    Some Mormons deny that Lds teach that you "get your own world as a god." For the scoop, see Mormon Professors Confuse Doctrine and Rumor (especially note post #5 of that thread) Here is a sample quotation from a Mormon "prophet":
    “To become like him we must have ALL the powers of godhood; thus a man and his wife when glorified will have spirit children who eventually will go on an EARTH LIKE THIS ONE WE ARE ON and pass through the same kind of experiences, being subject to mortal conditions, and if faithful, then they also will receive the fullness of exaltation and partake of the same blessings. There is no end to this development; it will go on forever. WE WILL BECOME gods and HAVE JURISDICTION OVER WORLDS, AND THESE WORLDS WILL BE PEOPLED BY OUR OWN OFFSPRING. WE WILL HAVE AN ENDLESS ETERNITY FOR THIS."
    Source: Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 2:48, as cited by The Mormon Church’s annual Melchizedek Priesthood Personal Study Guide, 1978-79, p. 131
    “Eternal life…In fact…means exaltation. He who receives the greatest portion of eternal life becomes a God.” (Milton R. Hunter, an LDS Seventy, The Gospel Through the Ages, p. 11)
    Exaltation means godhood, creatorship. ‘As man now is, God once was; as God now is, man may be (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 53)
    “…immortality is to live forever in the resurrected state, and by the grace of God all men will gain this unending continuance of life. But ONLY THOSE who obey the fullness of the gospel law will inherit eternal life. (D&C 29:43-44)…it is the kind, status, type, and quality of life that God himself enjoys. Thus those who gain eternal life receive exaltation; they are sons of God, joint-heirs with Christ…they overcome all things, have all power, and receive the fullness of the Father. THEY ARE GODS.” Lds "apostle" Bruce R. McConkie, p. 237, 1979 ed.

    ALL: Joseph Fielding Smith was part of the infamous Smith clan...no small authority. He was the 10th "prophet" of the Lds sect. Kimball was the 12th "prophet" of said same sect.

    So here we have four general authorities above teaching how Lds can become "gods" -- and yet this FREEPER claims he's never heard of such a teaching?

  • Connection unknown between marijuana grow sites and Pike Co. family massacre

    04/25/2016 8:11:06 PM PDT · 21 of 33
    Colofornian to KansasGirl; All

    As Chrissy Hines sang, “Ain’t no way to go o-HIGH-o.”

  • NBA Commish: ‘Necessary’ to Change Bathroom Law to Hold All-Star Game in Charlotte

    04/23/2016 10:17:24 PM PDT · 56 of 104
    Colofornian to doldrumsforgop; All

    Yup. Was down to watching NBA about every third or fourth year playoffs anyway. Now boycotting everything Nba...from watching any game so that their advertisers especially don’t benefit...to recommending others ween themselves from a corrupt culture

  • Starnes: Donald Trump is not a conservative [pro 'grown men going into bathrooms with little girls']

    04/22/2016 1:29:40 PM PDT · 1 of 108
    Colofornian
  • Trump: I would change GOP platform on abortion

    04/21/2016 2:02:51 PM PDT · 568 of 797
    Colofornian to Charlie Browns Gun; All
    Enjoy the moral high ground.

    Didn't read context here...but a statement like this usually means, "I'm used to wallowing in the immoral cesspool of ... xyz (feel in the blank), thank you! So, hey, let's cater to it as long as I'm spoon-fed a few populist lines"

  • Trump: I would change GOP platform on abortion

    04/21/2016 2:01:01 PM PDT · 563 of 797
    Colofornian to fortheDeclaration; Springfield Reformer; Trapped Behind Enemy Lines; All
    And what is St Cruz going to do about abortion as President?

    For starters, he could at least re-enable the Mexico City policy (see below)

    A useless platform, since the Party cannot do anything about it. (post #515 to SR)

    You flunk history. Reagan wasn't able to make great strides, either. But your "absolute" statement wouldn't apply to Reagan, now would it? Reagan was able via the Mexico City Policy to get international funds deflected from funding abortion overseas.

    That meant more babies wound up living overseas than would have otherwise been paid-for by your sanctioned taxdollars...

  • Trump: I would change GOP platform on abortion

    04/21/2016 1:56:18 PM PDT · 552 of 797
    Colofornian to writer33; All
    Donald Trump said Thursday he would change the Republican Party platform's position on abortion to include exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother.

    Well, of course! Trump knows those in-family pedophiles & teen rapists need to cover up their crimes via slaughtering their evidence!

  • Trump gives a direct, strong answer on transgendered people and bathrooms.

    04/21/2016 1:53:23 PM PDT · 95 of 189
    Colofornian to LibFreeUSA; All
    “Bathrooms” ...are not what will... MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

    We can't protect little girls in the womb; and now you're relishing the reality that we don't even want to pretend that we can't protect little girls in a Target restroom.

    I saw somebody say that Marriott giving intentional access to the EXTERIOR door of a hotel room was worth $55 million (Erin Andrews); yet Target & Trump advocating giving intentional access to men around the bathroom stalls of girls & women is a leftist's redefinition dream!

  • Target's transgender bathroom policy sparks boycott threats, anger

    04/21/2016 1:49:04 PM PDT · 5 of 55
    Colofornian to Morgana; All

    Of course, Target & Trump are all in the same camp on this.

  • Target's transgender bathroom policy sparks boycott threats, anger

    04/21/2016 1:48:36 PM PDT · 4 of 55
    Colofornian to Morgana; All

    I’ve made my final visit to Target. No more.

  • Trump tries out for new role: Presumptive nominee

    04/21/2016 1:46:50 PM PDT · 136 of 137
    Colofornian to M. Thatcher; All
    Oh, good luck with that, pumpkin.

    Same thing happened w/Romney. Romney & Trump both pro-abortion to a degree. Both favored universal healthcare. Both involved with hotel porn (Trump hotel; Romney board member of Marriott for yrs & yrs) Both wishy-washy on key issues (Romney was for fetal tissue research before he was against it before he was for it; Trump all over the map on GLBT issues & now wants men & girls to share bathrooms)... etc. etc...

    In 2012, LOTS of similar statements made on FR w/no slapdown from JR...After all, if the GoP simply stands for POTUS candidates like Romney & Trump well to the left of Jack Kennedy, why bother pretending conservativism is an option anymore in presidential politics?

  • Trump tries out for new role: Presumptive nominee

    04/21/2016 1:42:07 PM PDT · 135 of 137
    Colofornian to Blue Jays
    Failing to vote for Donald Trump or Ted Cruz in the autumn...

    Of course, I'd vote for Cruz...

  • Trump tries out for new role: Presumptive nominee

    04/20/2016 11:06:10 AM PDT · 10 of 137
    Colofornian to Crimson Elephant; All
    Won't matter who vp pick is...unless miracle occurs, will vote but will skip prez box ... advise TRUE conservatives to follow suit, especially those not living in purple states.

    Given the electoral nature state by state breakdown of the POTUS vote, your FREEPER vote won't matter in solidly red and solidly blue states. If Trump proves to be the nominee, start eroding the pick that amoral and immoral libertarians and others are foisting upon us

  • Unprecedented Volcanic Activity: 40 Volcanoes Erupting Simultaneously

    04/18/2016 3:12:09 PM PDT · 44 of 65
    Colofornian to MD Expat in PA; amessenger4god; All
    Yeah, you're right MDexpat.. This "this is unprecedented" narrative has indeed "been pushed for years."

    For example, amessenger4god links to reference of 34 of 40 active volcanoes to a mid May piece, 2015...an article over 11 months old.

    People reading his excerpt think it's a Spring 2016 figure, which is then heightened in light of recent major quakes in Ecuador and Japan.

    People: bottom line: read the fine print. THE GOD of the Bible speaks both thru His Word of the past, and if He is speaking thru current catastrophesituation, believe me, He is able to CLEARLY convey that real-time. (He doesn't need murky 11 month old "the underground is burning" bemoanings)

  • Revealed: Colorado Lawmakers Who Voted to Scrap Election Are Ted Cruz Delegates

    04/18/2016 2:32:37 AM PDT · 19 of 157
    Colofornian to Mozilla; All

    This same exact thread was posted at 8:49 pm by 4rcane. Why the duplicate thread less than 5 hrs later? (Yank it)

  • Colorado Trump Delegate Removed And Replaced

    04/10/2016 10:05:32 AM PDT · 28 of 113
    Colofornian to proust; All

    Colorado wants Cruz
    ..we need delegates who represent the Rockies