Posts by Crusher138

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  • iPad Optics (Apple’s iPad has an installed base of over 300 million, far larger than the Mac’s)

    03/24/2017 2:17:13 PM PDT · 15 of 17
    Crusher138 to Biloxibird

    The reason I bought my first Mac- after 24 years of being a Windows loving, Apple hating person - was because my son had, once again, gone to a gaming cheat code site that was a front for the latest and greatest virus.

    Even though I was “protected” by Norton, the virus still infected the computer. After researching on the web, the best advice was format the drive and reinstall Windows. There goes the weekend...

    My wife then suggested that I give the kids my computer and we buy a new one for me. Vista had just come out and sucked. I wasn’t thrilled with my options and my wife suggested I look at Macs. She might have well asked me to drink poison.

    After much bitching on my part, she dragged me to the Apple store. The youth pastor of our church worked there. I told him the hundred reasons I didn’t want a Mac, mostly because I used Windows-only programs way too much.

    He walked me to a Mac Pro, hit a key and Windows popped up. I asked if this was dual-booted. He said no, Windows was running simultaneously with OSX. He press another key and Windows was in a window on the Mac.

    That did it. I could have my cake and eat it too. All the goodness of Mac hardware, all the Windows compatibility I needed.

    That was the chink in the armor. iPods and iPhones soon followed. We bought iMacs for the office. A Mac Mini became our server. The cool part is - and you won’t understand until you do it yourself - Macs, especially together, just work.

    I remember the trials and tribulations of Windows networking, with every version being a little different (Home, Professional, 32 bit, 64 bit, etc.). Nothing like that in the Mac world. Everything works together seamlessly and easily.

    So go ahead and live in your Windows-centric FUD filled world. I will enjoy my Macs.

    BTW...just sold my ten year old Mac Pro for $400. While it wouldn’t update to the latest operating system, it was still very functional for web surfing, email, word processing, etc...

  • The agony of being TOO BEAUTIFUL to be faithful! As it's revealed attractive couples [tr]

    03/23/2017 1:02:58 PM PDT · 93 of 98
    Crusher138 to GBA

    You are one smart cookie.

    My uncle is a triple dipper...he has pensions from the military, the private sector, and social security. He has an annual income of close to 6 figures. He is (currently) unmarried.

    He has been married four times. The last one drained his savings accounts before divorcing him. She was Mormon and had lapsed in her “tithes” and basically had to buy her way back into their good graces...with his money.

    My uncle is still a softy. His housekeeper got behind on her car payments, so he got her out of the mess and co-signed a loan for a new car. Repeat 3 times! Her current car payment is almost $800 and he is paying it!

    The girl that grooms his cat gave him a sob story about an abusive boyfriend so he helped her get her own apartment by co-signing the lease. He is now paying for her apartment as she “isn’t making as much as she used to.”

    I have developed a very jaded opinion of women and money. So many are not much better than whores. Very sad.

  • The agony of being TOO BEAUTIFUL to be faithful! As it's revealed attractive couples [tr]

    03/23/2017 11:26:49 AM PDT · 92 of 98
    Crusher138 to Stevenc131
    In order to avoid the temptation of super models hitting on me, I’ve disguised myself as an old fat married guy with no money. So far it’s worked.

    We need to form a club.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 4:33:29 PM PDT · 70 of 131
    Crusher138 to adorno

    About 300 million iPads have been sold since 2010. You are delusional if you think they aren’t useful.

    You have a bad case of ADS and need professional help.

  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 4:21:56 PM PDT · 64 of 131
    Crusher138 to adorno

    I carry my iPad Pro everywhere.

    I own a small business. I have been known to reply to emails at 10:00pm. If we eat at a restaurant, I will try to talk to the manager/owner and discuss their uniforms. I am always selling and my iPad has the screen size to get an idea across that just doesn’t work with a phone.

    My iPhone 7 is used primarily for texting and voice.

    As for being and iZombie, F#CK YOU and your bullsh!t opinion. I have been a certified Microsoft Network administrator. I was selling IBM Compatibles in 1984. I don’t need attitude from some a$$wipe who wouldn’t know a good product from a bug-infested Windoze piece of crap.

    Go play with your Android, you creep.

  • ..Restaurant Warns: "No Transgender Bathrooms...Don't Get Caught In The Wrong One"

    03/17/2017 1:16:54 PM PDT · 33 of 57
    Crusher138 to Rebelbase

    Paula’s story

    Sad, very sad...

  • Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

    03/15/2017 9:41:16 AM PDT · 77 of 81
    Crusher138 to TheNext
    Ebooks cannot be highlighted

    Mine highlights just fine. Choice of colors, too.

    Highlights stay there no matter what device I open it in. I can read on my phone, pad, laptop or desktop. It knows where I left off, too.

    I can change the color of the text to be black on white, white on black, or Sepia.

    I can change the font to one of eight choices.

    I can change the size of the font to suit my device and/or whether I remembered my reading glasses or not.

    I can even change the line spacing.

    Best of all, I joined Book Bub and get notified when books I like are discounted or free. Last year I read over 30 books and paid less than $20 for all of them, total. How, pray tell, do ebooks squander any more time than print books?

  • Jeff Sessions Asks All Remaining Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys To Resign

    03/10/2017 1:07:06 PM PST · 57 of 234
    Crusher138 to Zakeet

    So about 1/2 had already resigned and now the rest, who couldn’t take a hint, are fired.


  • MN lawmakers will be getting a 45 percent raise this year

    03/10/2017 12:30:29 PM PST · 14 of 17
    Crusher138 to Red Badger

    They don’t pay legislators a salary here in New Mexico. Instead, they get a $150 (I think) per diem (per day) while working in their official capacity.

    We alternate 30 and 60 day sessions annually, so in theory they make either $4500 or $9000 a year.

    Fairly recently they have started having “mandatory” workshops and meetings while the legislature is not in session. They, of course, get paid their per diem for these meetings. This means that a representative who has been in the legislature for decades - and thus on a lot of committees - can earn a lot more than a freshman legislator who is only assigned to one or two. And what party, pray tell, controls both houses in New Mexico?

    The Democrats.

  • We’re Not Saying It’s Aliens Because It’s Not Aliens. But Check Out These UFO Data Visualizations

    03/04/2017 9:39:18 AM PST · 52 of 52
    Crusher138 to Grampa Dave
    With the internet, there was no censorship of photos, yet there were no photos of ufos, aliens, big foot and a honest democrat on the internet.

    Two years later, we still haven’t seen photos of ufos, aliens, big foot and a honest democrat on the internet.

    You're not looking very hard. There are hundreds of them, but everyone is so jaded they just assume they all are fake. Go to and put in UFO. There are 11,200,000 results.

    As for there is no censorship of photos on the internet...bwahahahahahaha!!!!

    NOTHING get disseminated on the internet unless the powers that be ALLOW it to be disseminated.

  • Breaking: AG Sessions will hold a press conference at 4pm ET

    03/02/2017 2:13:03 PM PST · 358 of 515
    Crusher138 to GIdget2004

    Big picture time...

    The Trump administration knows if there is anything to the allegations of collusion with the Russian.

    If there was ANYTHING to the allegations against Trump re the Russians, they would have been foolish to let Session recuse himself, as they would have needed to be in loop to know what allegations were coming and when, so as to prepare an appropriate response with as much lead time as possible.

    If there is NOTHING to the allegations against Trump re the Russians, it doesn’t matter if Sessions is at the helm of the investigation or not.

    Considering the early reports from the (long) FBI investigation indicate there is no collusion with the Russians, I am inclined to believe the latter.

  • Gloria Steinem: Women Have ‘Chick Flicks.’ What About Men?

    03/02/2017 8:07:57 AM PST · 73 of 92
    Crusher138 to C19fan

    It must be horrible going through life seeing yourself as a second class citizen and constantly trying to convince everyone (and yourself) that you aren’t.

    That is a sad, sad person.

  • Democrats support bill that would legalize female genital mutilation

    03/01/2017 12:37:07 PM PST · 35 of 52
    Crusher138 to VegasVictor

    For those that didn’t read the article...

    He is talking about the Nevada legislature voting on the Equal Rights Amendment. Remember that blast from the past some 30 odd years ago?

    It basically said that you could not treat two people differently based on their sex. While it sounds good, sort of, it would likely lead to all sort of unintended consequences like women being drafted, no clubs or sports separated by gender, etc.

    This author makes a similar leap. Currently in Nevada female genital mutilation is illegal. Since the ERA would take the “sex” out of the law, it would mean that all genital mutilation is illegal, or conversely, all genital mutilation is legal.

    He points out that circumcision is basically male genital mutilation and if we allowed it, we would have to allow female genital mutilation.

    The whole thing is moot. The ERA cannot become law - the time limit for ratification has passed - so this is an entirely symbolic vote. Since no Democrat would ever want to be accused of NOT voting for equal rights, Dems are lining up to support it.

    It does nothing, it means nothing, it is a total waste of time.

  • Sessions Beats War Drum on Pot Legalization, Concerning State Attorneys General

    02/28/2017 12:13:22 PM PST · 36 of 107
    Crusher138 to EinNYC
    What kind of a sick society do we have when people have to drug themselves against reality in order to get through their day? Are these the people who would have settled the West?

    Alcohol used to be MUCH more prevalent than it is today. There are records of rail road workers being paid in alcohol. Many "medicines" were nothing more than flavored alcohol.

    We have been "drugging" ourselves for a loooong time.

    I am not in favor of legalizing marijuana, but I do think it should be a state by state issue.

  • What Does It Feel Like To Lose Everything–Oroville Dam Residents Return Home–Some Refuse

    02/28/2017 10:35:08 AM PST · 53 of 53
    Crusher138 to mbynack
    In the four years that I lived there that was the only time I remember having a flash flood.

    I live up on the mesa in Rio Rancho. If I got hit by a flash flood I would expect to see an old guy with a bunch of animals in a boat going by...

  • What Does It Feel Like To Lose Everything–Oroville Dam Residents Return Home–Some Refuse

    02/27/2017 8:42:39 AM PST · 45 of 53
    Crusher138 to mbynack

    Funny you mentioned Albuquerque. One of the reasons we moved to this area is - after going through Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma - we wanted someplace with good weather and no natural disasters.

    Yeah, the wind blows sometimes, but it is really nice here, especially compared to South Florida.

  • The 25 Best Beaches In The US, Ranked

    02/24/2017 10:22:23 AM PST · 80 of 109
    Crusher138 to blam

    Lived most of my life in Fort Lauderdale. It should not be on the list.

    St. Pete Beach and St. Augustine Beach are two of my favorites.

    Blowing Rock Beach near Jupiter, FL is very nice.

    My absolute favorite beach is Bahia Honda State Park. Few people go there. The water is clear and warm. There are reefs just a few feet off shore for snorkeling. The sand is nice. They have picnic tables, grills and bathrooms, all very clean. I hope heaven is as good.

  • Nobody cares about any recent Best Picture Oscar winners

    02/24/2017 7:59:31 AM PST · 30 of 75
    Crusher138 to jalisco555

    Here is the list of nominees and winners of best picture:

    Just about every year you can find pictures that have stood the test of time better than the winner.

    The fact that Citizen Kane didn’t win it’s year is most telling.

  • ICE crackdown: Mexican restaurants, Home Depot parking lots hardest hit

    02/23/2017 1:12:25 PM PST · 70 of 77
    Crusher138 to EXCH54FE

    A friend of mine does food inspections in Albuquerque - home to hundreds of Mexican restaurants.

    I asked what restaurants were the worst offenders. He sited several Chinese/Japanese restaurants.

    “What, no Mexican restaurants?”

    “Well, of course they are horrible. We site them, but nothing ever really happens.”

    “What do you mean?”

    “Well, the owners always know somebody in the city government, or are related to somebody in the city government, so they are never shut down. After a while we stop inspecting. Instead we focus on restaurants that, if they are a hazard to the public health, we can actually do something to stop them.”

    “Are you saying that Mexican restaurants in Albuquerque aren’t inspected?”

    “Well, I wouldn’t eat in one.”

  • McDonald’s to offer $1 sodas after customer visits decline

    02/22/2017 4:08:16 PM PST · 64 of 93
    Crusher138 to davikkm

    And as far as prices go...

    In 1977 the minimum wage was $2.35 an hour and a cheeseburger cost $.39. I could buy 6 cheeseburgers with an hours wage.

    Now the minimum wage here is $7.35 and a cheeseburger is $1.09, so you actually get 6.7 cheeseburgers for an hour’s wage.


  • McDonald’s to offer $1 sodas after customer visits decline

    02/22/2017 3:57:02 PM PST · 62 of 93
    Crusher138 to davikkm

    A little clarification:

    There never was any pink slime served at McDonalds.

    The size of the patties hasn’t changed, at least not since 1977 when I worked there.

    Any change in flavor of the burger is in your head. They grill them the same way. The only difference in preparation is they now employ warming trays to keep just the meat warm, and that is only at the busier hours. The served burgers are assembled as you order them now, so they are fresher than they were 40 years ago.

    Yep, they changed away from beef tallow for the fries. So has every other major restaurant in America. The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is the only restaurant I know of that still uses beef tallow to fry.

    The shakes and ice cream are made with dairy products. They, and almost every other restaurant, switched to formulations that use milk instead of cream to lower the calorie count and cholesterol.

    Your memories are tainted by nostalgia...

  • A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

    02/22/2017 12:52:24 PM PST · 62 of 101
    Crusher138 to from occupied ga
    39ly = 2.29E+14 miles. The fastest space craft we have is the pioneer which is going 82020 miles per hour. That works out to 2.79E+9 hours. Divide by 8760 hours in a year and you get 318,624 years for a one way trip.

    We have faster ones...

  • Marine Le Pen Refuses To Wear Hijab, Cancels Meeting With Key Arab Leader

    02/21/2017 9:25:38 AM PST · 39 of 94
    Crusher138 to Yo-Yo
    Fourth time today this story has been posted.

    Search must be broken.

    Always nice to hear from the search police!

    Wouldn't want to use up the internet or anything!

  • Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission

    02/17/2017 4:01:05 PM PST · 47 of 66
    Crusher138 to Tolerance Sucks Rocks
  • Teacher at Riverside Performing Arts High School Arrested on Suspicion of Having Inappropriate...

    02/08/2017 11:58:41 AM PST · 19 of 38
    Crusher138 to BenLurkin

    After looking at her pictures online, I would say that it is likely her door swings both ways.

    Much better looking in other photos IMHO.

  • Asked about Putin, Trump says US isn't 'so innocent'

    02/06/2017 9:30:34 AM PST · 99 of 107
    Crusher138 to reaganaut1

    My grandfather was OSS. My uncle was security for a number of agencies. He won’t talk about them.

    It did come up in conversation about some bad guy or another overseas that he should be taking a dirt nap.

    I was told “if the President wanted him dead, he’d be dead.”

    I raised my eyebrows.

    “We do it all the time.”

  • Apple smashes Street; iPhone, Services, Mac and Apple Watch set all-time records

    02/01/2017 12:29:54 PM PST · 20 of 20
    Crusher138 to Swordmaker

    Apple contacted me and offered me a personalized online store with the occasional special pricing for my business. I guess we spend a little money with them...

  • Trump: McCain and Graham are trying to start ‘World War III’

    01/30/2017 8:30:14 AM PST · 32 of 36
    Crusher138 to upchuck

    I love FreeRepublic, but the search engine blows chunks.

  • Uniparty Embed Jason Chaffetz: “We Won’t Investigate Voter Fraud”….

    01/27/2017 2:32:14 PM PST · 68 of 71
    Crusher138 to Sir Napsalot

    It has been explained to me as thus:

    There is no voter fraud. Voter fraud, if detected, would have to be brought to light between voting and certification of said vote - a very narrow window.

    Should evidence arise of fraud after the election has been certified, there could be grounds for litigation and/or declaring the election void. If it could be shown that the official overseeing the election had ANY evidence of such fraud from previous election - even if said evidence came up after the election - each and every election they had certified could be questioned.

    Image the chaos if widespread fraud is discovered. What happens if an election four years ago is determined to be rife with fraud? The person elected may not even still be in office. Are all of their actions/votes declared null and void? Are people who were sent to jail based on a law that was passed by people who should not have been in office released?

    Any sitting politician might be slitting their own political throat by calling for an investigation into voter fraud.

    This has been the wink, wink, nudge, nudge going on for decades in politics - the fallout from the discovery of fraud would be so bad that no one wishes to discover any. That is why you see so many politicians telling you that you can’t trust your lying eyes...

  • Bill would make NM sanctuary state (Dems control legislature)

    01/25/2017 10:47:02 AM PST · 39 of 70
    Crusher138 to CedarDave

    Here in New Mexico we are stuck on stupid.

    Our Republican Governor gets into a war of words with the candidate that eventually gets elected President. This in a state that is HUGELY dependent on federal dollars (several Air Force bases, Sandia Labs, Los Alamos Labs, etc). We have one Republican representing the state in congress.

    At a time where other (smart) states are becoming business friendly and anti-illegal immigration, we are going the other direction.

    Freaking geniuses in Santa Fe...

  • Those of Us Who Wanted Green Bay and/or Pittsburgh to be in the Super Bowl

    01/23/2017 11:41:52 AM PST · 39 of 51
    Crusher138 to richardtavor
    My question was how could Rogers look superhuman against Dallas and the a week later look like total crap?

    Because God wasn't interested in Green Bay winning as much as He wanted Dallas to lose.


    01/18/2017 8:22:12 AM PST · 36 of 77
    Crusher138 to lacrew

    The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King, which is just one of four different types of helicopters used to transport the President, has a range of over 600 miles.

  • Women's apparel retailer Limited Stores files for bankruptcy

    01/17/2017 2:57:52 PM PST · 17 of 29
    Crusher138 to longtermmemmory

    I loved the old Banana Republic.

    You could get clothes there that you couldn’t anywhere else. The safari/jungle/adventure theme was awesome.

    The new Banana Republic just totally sucks.

  • Trump should not revive anti-vaccine conspiracies

    01/13/2017 8:17:42 AM PST · 37 of 68
    Crusher138 to savagesusie

    So the Nazi’s in the pharmaceutical industry have a plan to depopulate the world/country by polluting our precious bodily fluids with poisons in the guise as vaccines.

    That sum it up?

  • Madonna Says She Offered To Devote Life to God While Praying Trump Would Lose On Election Night

    01/11/2017 12:36:59 PM PST · 68 of 124
    Crusher138 to drewh

    I am reminded of the story of Job.

    Job was a righteous man, but God allowed a plethora of disasters to descend upon him (orchestrated by Satan).

    After having family members killed in a storm, his animals stolen by raiders, his body covered with sores and his supportive wife suggesting he “curse God and die”, he dresses in sack cloth and covers himself in ashes. He doesn’t question God’s motivations, he just asks that God’s will be done.

    Then come his friends with various suggestions as to why this calamity has befallen him - he sinned, his father sinner, etc, etc. - but still Job doesn’t question God.

    Finally, after all that, Job prays to heaven, “Why me?”

    God answers him with “Where were you when I created the universe.”

    I always think of this when I am tempted to bargain with God - if You do this, I’ll do that. He just chuckles and says “who do you think you are that you can bargain with Me?”

    Prayer is different and there are places in the Bible that say “you don’t receive because you haven’t asked” but praying for intersession isn’t the same as a quid pro quo bargain.

  • Facebook refuses to explain why live video of attack wasn't removed sooner

    01/05/2017 3:33:36 PM PST · 61 of 70
    Crusher138 to dragonblustar
    Go to Facebook, ( If you have an account), click on settings, go to blocking then type in Facebook Security...

    Now view all the people that are monitoring you. You can’t block these people.

    Incomplete instructions. Type in "Facebook Security" where? There are six different fields on this page...

  • NY Times goes on safari to Texas, struggles to understand natives’ love for their “trucks”

    01/02/2017 6:03:20 PM PST · 143 of 173
    Crusher138 to heterosupremacist

    I lived in South Florida most of my life. I used to like to point out to visitors to the area how many cars stopped at any given intersection were expensive luxury vehicles or sports cars. There could easily be several million dollars worth of vehicles at any major intersection.

    Moved to New Mexico 10 years ago. Now, at major intersections, we notice the SUVs and pickups. Still easily several million bucks worth of rolling iron.

    One more thing...the other day I was going to the supermarket about 4 miles away. I started counting white pickups- okay, I can be OCD like that. Anyway, I counted 16 WHITE pickup trucks just going to the store.

  • Trump backers get 'revenge gifts' from relatives: donations to liberal causes

    12/23/2016 12:04:00 PM PST · 62 of 69
    Crusher138 to detective

    We exchanged gifts with our employee this morning.

    In the past we mostly exchange gift cards and a hand made gift, like cookies. As the employers, we do that, plus a cash gift approximately equal to half a weeks wages.

    Our employee is wonderful at her job, but a flaming liberal. Full bore atheist, tattoos, and enough of a snowflake that she came in late the morning after the election and was wearing a safety pin by Thursday. She’s been holding a grudge ever since.

    Anyway, this morning instead of a gift card to a restaurant or movies, she put in a note that she had made a $25 donation in our name to some Save the Bees organization. Oh yay!

    At least she still gave us some cookies...

  • A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights (National Review)

    12/21/2016 9:03:30 AM PST · 83 of 93
    Crusher138 to DiogenesLamp

    I was merely stating both sides of an argument.

    I, personally, think that most gender confusion is a result of a mental illness. There is an entire spectrum of “mental illness” from extreme paranoid schizophrenia to triskaidekaphobia and we react to them accordingly.

    I would never allow a paranoid schizophrenic to babysit my child, but I would have no problem with a trisaidekaphobic doing so.

    The AMA, in their infinite wisdom, moved all homosexual and gender identity issues off the list of mental illnesses. I think that is a mistake.

    As for your well reasoned, researched argument linking homosexuality to child molestation...a liberal would say it is poorly sited and certainly not peer reviewed, thus unbelievable. They would counter with statistics showing the thousands of people killed by guns every year.

    I am not stating this in support of their argument, I am just pointing out how reasonable (in their minds anyway) people can be on polar opposite stands and my own way...I try to come to grips with it.

    It burns my soul to say it, but if a guy dressed as a girl wants to pee in a ladies room, and he keeps his hands (and other body parts) to himself, so be it.

    By the same token, if I want to carry a concealed weapon wherever I please, as long as I don’t use it to break any laws, I should be allowed to do so.

  • A Conservative Defense of Transgender Rights (National Review)

    12/21/2016 8:01:56 AM PST · 70 of 93
    Crusher138 to allendale

    I think we are missing the point here.

    The whole who can use what bathroom as defined by law does have me questioning our conservative views on liberty and freedom.

    The left freaks out that we want to be able to carry firearms. We counter with that as long as we aren’t using the firearm to break any laws (and that we have a constitutional right to bear arms) we should be left alone.

    The right freaks out that a dude - more often than not dressed like a woman - wants to go pee in the ladies room. They counter with that as long as he/she/it isn’t doing anything illegal (and that there is a constitutional right to privacy) he/she/it should be left alone.

    Both actions assume the best in people. The person carrying the firearm will not shoot people. The person using the ladies room will not molest people.

    The opposite side assumes the worst. The left thinks anyone “crazy” enough to want to carry a gun is going to use it in a violent way - and besides, guns make them very, very nervous. The right thinks that anyone “crazy” enough to dress like a woman is going to molest people - and besides, men dressed like women make us very, very nervous.

    As a person on the right, I do not agree that the constitution has a right to privacy in it.

    A person on the left will argue that the 2nd Amendment doesn’t guarantee the individual right to bear arms.

    Anyway...when I want to cut the Gordian knot, I use a sword called liberty. I would hope my conservative brothers and sisters would do the same...

  • NY Times calls for end to Electoral College

    12/20/2016 3:05:15 PM PST · 108 of 177
    Crusher138 to Olog-hai

    Well, of course they do!

    If I lived in New York and supported Democrats I would be in favor of eliminating it as well. It would make it easy for me to win - forever.

    They must think we are idiots...

    Well, of course they do!

  • What if Public Radio disappeared?

    12/20/2016 1:46:50 PM PST · 74 of 174
    Crusher138 to Makana

    My dyslexia is kicking in again. I read the title as

    “What if Puerto Rico disappeared?”

  • Eyeing The Wall: Trump Team Surveys Texas For Building Spots

    12/20/2016 10:05:11 AM PST · 149 of 258
    Crusher138 to Ben Ficklin

    Eisenhower did it. Operation Wetback.

    True, it wasn’t as many as we have today, but it was the 1950’s. With the technological advances we have today it should still be possible.

    As happened in the 50’s, many will “self-deport” when they are no longer being hired and their money being sent home is taxed to build the wall.

  • Nordstorm's '1972' Warning Is Another Sign Of Dying Malls

    12/16/2016 3:21:05 PM PST · 71 of 95
    Crusher138 to CodeToad

    This year I had three items in mind that I could buy from the mall. Went there last Sunday. Ended up being 1 for 3.

    One item was a “as seen on TV” thing that the mall store had jacked up the price on it. I actually had approached the register with it in my hand when I saw the price. I turned around and put it back. The older lady at the register asked if there was something wrong. I said “too rich for my blood”. She shook her head and said “Walmart has it for $10 less.”

    The second strike was a popular cookbook. The bookstore had sold out and wouldn’t be getting more stock before Christmas.

    I swung by Walmart and picked up the ASOTV item. When I got home I ordered the book on Amazon.

    I will think twice before I go to the mall again.

  • It's Official: Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

    12/13/2016 6:24:32 AM PST · 31 of 40
    Crusher138 to KevinB

    I agree. Unless it is a win-win, it will not last.

    I see my competitors absolutely raping customers with their prices and then complaining about customer loyalty. Locally, one by one, my competitors have gone out of business.

    I started my business by addressing what people hate about buying imprinted and embroidered sportswear for their company - set up charges and minimums. While they are standard in the industry, people view them as a way of squeezing one more buck out of them.

    Having to pay a set up charge, again, is the way companies coerce customers into staying.

    We do not charge set up charges in most instances, have no minimums, and give customers discounts based on their total purchases with us over time. Buy a dozen shirts and get the 12 piece price, buy 24 shirts a couple months later and get the 36 piece price. Need only 3 shirts for the new employee? They are at the same quantity discount as your last order.

    I was told that if we implemented this we would go out of business. Well, it is 8 years in, we are thriving, and my competitors are dropping like flies.

    The power of win-win!

  • Does the POTUS have access to all classified information(vanity)

    12/10/2016 6:35:28 AM PST · 71 of 81
    Crusher138 to Gen.Blather

    Since moving to New Mexico I have been exposed to more “if I told you I’d have to kill you” people than I ever even knew existed.

    One of those people would occasionally tell me funny stories about now declassified programs, like the atomic airplane, and just how screwed up these projects can be.

    This person had actually briefed the president on several different occasions, which led me to ask the same question you did, “is the President privy to all classified material?”

    “Oh, hell no.”

    “Who decides what he gets told?”

    “He is told what he needs to know when he needs to know it.”

    “What if he asks about a classified program?”

    “He is told as little as possible.”

    “Do they lie to the President?”

    “Lie?” He smiled. “We might withhold, but we don’t lie.”

  • Satanic pentagram set up next to a NATIVITY scene in a Florida park causes outrage (BARF)

    12/09/2016 9:10:19 AM PST · 12 of 15
    Crusher138 to Morgana

    While our founders were all for religious freedom, it is clear from their writings that they were tolerant of a range of Christian beliefs, but never really considered freedom of religion extending to Islam, Hindu, etc.

    I can only imagine what they would say if told that the First Amendment protections were to be extended to Satanists.

    That being said, we have extended such rights and protections to just about any belief and the city would have been on the losing side of a lawsuit had they tried to deny them the permit.

    The problem is not with the city, but with the judiciary and society as a whole. Fewer and fewer Americans are self-identifying as Christians (or anything, for that matter). University students are taught that religions are fairy tales, myths, and legends and that only the weak minded believe them.

    It should not surprise us then that, given their education, the judiciary feels that all fairy tales are equal and that the stupid should be allowed to display their stupidity with equal access.

  • To Mars by Economy Class: A Perfect Project For Trump

    12/09/2016 6:18:46 AM PST · 8 of 37
    Crusher138 to Kaslin

    What we need to fund is the space elevator. We are very close in materials development and with just a little help, could make this a reality.

    Once in place, sending payloads to the moon and/or Mars becomes simple and cost effective. It would make colonizing much easier.

  • Donald Trump was right. He got incredibly negative press coverage.

    12/07/2016 10:46:45 AM PST · 40 of 47
    Crusher138 to kingu

    If you read the comments on the story you get what the left really thinks. Stuff like:

    You don’t positively report on sh!t. You don’t positively report on rabid dogs. Etc, etc.

  • Jeep Fans? I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

    12/06/2016 7:18:50 PM PST · 126 of 204
    Crusher138 to Chickensoup

    I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara that I bought new.

    We live in New Mexico and this vehicle goes everywhere.
    Nice stereo
    Reasonably reliable

    Crap for gas mileage - 15 MPG around town, 21 MPG highway
    Zero to 60 measured in hours
    Fabric seats don’t hold up
    Rough ride

    If I lived anywhere else I don’t know if I would own one. Around here I can’t see not owning one.