Posts by Crusher138

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  • Salon Writer Accuses "White Guy" of Racism after He Tried to Sit Next to her on Crowded Train

    12/18/2014 3:32:32 PM PST · 7 of 51
    Crusher138 to rightistight

    Read her account and in every instance she says “white” substitute “black” and for every “black” substitute “white”.

    She comes off sounding like a Klansman.

  • Why Trump Should Run

    12/18/2014 8:55:56 AM PST · 39 of 43
    Crusher138 to dead

    I am willing to bet that Hillary will have a “health issue” that will keep her from running and that the Democrats, seeing how easily the American people were fooled the last time, will run Lizzie Warren with the “let’s make history and elect the first woman President!” meme.

    I do NOT want to vote for a RINO, so I am supporting Ted Cruz early on. But what if a RINO wins the nomination? What if it is a choice between:

    Bush vs. Warren or
    Christie vs. Warren or
    Romney vs. Warren or
    Trump vs. Warren

    With the escalating idiocy of Obama, are we really going to sit on our hands in the general election (again) and let the Republic get completely destroyed with another 4 years of someone who is to the left of him?

  • Obamacare adds 450,000 Ohioans to Medicaid rolls

    12/16/2014 3:37:20 PM PST · 18 of 24
    Crusher138 to goldstategop

    I own a small business and have a very low gross adjusted income.

    We had private insurance, but our plans were cancelled. Our agent was also on the board in charge of implementing Obamacare, so she knew what she was doing when she tried to sign us up. The web site wouldn’t take our info (of course) so we had to do it over the phone. After working with the genius on the phone for over an hour, he says that no plans are being offered to us because our income is so low that we only qualify for Medicade.

    So our choice was Medicade or nothing.

    Guess what we chose?

  • I’m not a sales assistant (Whiny rich black girl)

    12/12/2014 12:51:46 PM PST · 141 of 153
    Crusher138 to Second Amendment First

    Of the things that “happened” to her, each has happened to me as well.

    I have had people approach me in stores and treat me like I worked there. If it was in my ability to help them - like if they asked where the changing rooms are - I would point them in the right direction, without pointing out that I didn’t work there. Why embarrass them needlessly? I never thought they were racist. Boy, was I ignorant!

    I have had sales people treat me like I can’t afford what they are selling. I just thought they were rude. I never knew they were racist!

    This woman is the epitome of what is wrong with Black Americans. If you see everything through the eyes of race, you will blame race for every slight, real or imagined. Certainly that will make you more and more hostile over time. A very sad way to go through life.

  • Why Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Sales Soared as Apple's iPad Sales Plunged

    12/12/2014 10:50:23 AM PST · 92 of 93
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    The least expensive, lowest powered Surface 3 I can find (new) is $799.

    There is a sub $500 Yoga 2, but it runs a Pentium 2.166 Processor...bwahahahaha! One with an i3 processor is about $600. It has a stellar 1366 x 768 display.

    What it all really boils down to is what do you want to do with it. If you are looking for a laptop replacement, a Surface is a better choice for content creation than an iPad. I tell customers who are considering a tablet to write down everything they expect to do with it and what they currently do with their laptop.

    Funny thing is, for many people, all they do is content consumption. They surf the web, read email, download music, manage their finances, and organize and sometimes edit photos. The rare occasion they use a word processor or spreadsheet they are at work, using a desktop computer. They should have a tablet.

    For me, my laptop is used for editing my web site and higher end photo and graphics creation and editing. My iPad does everything else. I take it everywhere. It is my still camera, my video camera, my library, my reference tool, my communications center, my news source and my anti-boredom device. In a pinch I can use it to edit documents and spreadsheets.

    All three form factors - desktops, laptops and tablets - have their place. I don’t think that making devices that blur the lines between any two is particularly wise or effective. Desktop replacement laptops are generally underpowered for a desktop and too big to be conveniently carried. Laptops that act like tablets are generally too large to be as portable as regular tablets. Too many compromises when you do that.

  • Across America, whites are biased and they don’t even know it

    12/10/2014 4:06:57 PM PST · 14 of 75
    Crusher138 to Altura Ct.

    I moved from one of the highest (Florida) to one of the lowest (New Mexico).

    Could have something to with the fact there are about 6 black people in New Mexico. Just kidding. There are 14.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 5:44:11 PM PST · 70 of 97
    Crusher138 to adorno

    Have you ever used VMWare Fusion?

    Unity mode is great. I can run Windows programs without even having to know they are Windows programs. They look and act like Mac programs. Or I can run full screen Windows and not know I am on a Mac. Or I can run Windows in a window. My choice. Oh, and I can bounce back and forth between those modes. I have never had a hardware compatibility issue using any Windows or Mac compatible hardware. I have the best of both worlds.

    There is one HUGE thing that Windows PCs can’t Mac programs in any way, shape or form.

  • A letter from a friend: Jackie's story is not a hoax

    12/08/2014 1:34:36 PM PST · 9 of 59
    Crusher138 to Conscience of a Conservative

    Fake, but true. Where have we heard that before? Hmmmmmm...

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 1:32:23 PM PST · 59 of 97
    Crusher138 to adorno

    I thought it was going to be a feature someone actually wanted...

    I have no interest in touching either my desktop nor my laptop screen. That’s reserved for extremely portable devices where a keyboard/mouse is just impractical.

    And now, with the latest OSX, all of my docs, photos, music, etc., are accessible on any of my devices, so I can easily work on something at my desktop, go home and pick up where I left off on my laptop or access it on my iPad or iPhone. No syncing, no copying, no reformatting, no muss, no fuss. Seamless. Very easy and very cool.

  • 600 Millions PCs Waiting for Windows 10: Intel Very Optimistic about shipments

    12/08/2014 12:08:36 PM PST · 56 of 97
    Crusher138 to adorno
    In fact, it's going to be years before Apple catches up with what Windows 8/8.1 can do

    What can Windows 8/8.1 do that the latest version of OSX cannot?

  • Bill Cosby: Will we ever feel the same about him?

    12/03/2014 3:36:54 PM PST · 95 of 109
    Crusher138 to Mr Rogers

    When I was a kid, I might have been 5, so it would have been around 1966 or 1967, we were in the Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale. I remember seeing a PACKED lunch counter in a Woolworths (I think). I asked my parents why they were so busy. My mom said something like “because they are one of the last of those...” and gestured at a sign behind the counter that said “Whites only.”

    That was the first and last time I ever saw anything directly Jim Crow.

  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 2:46:39 PM PST · 99 of 107
    Crusher138 to SamAdams76

    Ditto to everything you said.

    Just added two Macbook Pros to my families stable of Apple products. I am/was a Certified Microsoft Network Administrator who built Windows machines as a hobby. When it was time to start my own (non-tech) company, I looked hard at my options. Macs are more reliable, need less maintenance, and generally work better than Windows machines. Even better, ALL of their devices play well with each other. No driver issues, no connectivity all just works.

  • Hysteria over Ferguson grand jury an indictment of America

    11/24/2014 2:40:12 PM PST · 52 of 71
    Crusher138 to Presbyterian Reporter
    I guess there will be gridlock on the Los Angeles freeways as folks bail out of work at 2:30 pm to riot.

    That would be 3:30pm..

    Just picking nits...

  • RadioShack to Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day

    11/10/2014 2:20:55 PM PST · 44 of 54
    Crusher138 to nascarnation

    When I was a manager, you got paid an hourly salary, plus commission, plus a bonus based on the profit of your store.

    In 1986 they paid starting managers $5.02 an hour. This amount could vary with the amount of revenue your store generated and with how long you were with the company. This would equate to about $10 an hour today.

    The commission was a whopping 2%, BUT only when your commission exceeded your hourly pay, so if I were paid $200 in a week hourly, my commissions didn’t kick in until I had sold $10,000 in that week. Since my store rarely did over $20K a month, I didn’t see any commissions. What about Christmas time? Oh, for the months of November and December they lowered your commission as a manager to .5%!

    The profit bonus was where you could make real money. I believe that you received 10% of the net profit of your store. They would pay you 50% of the bonus you earned in the middle of the following month EXCEPT for the months of November and December where you got 20% and they held onto the other 80%. The bonus they withheld was kept until the end of the fiscal year (June 30th). They would then tally how much bonus you had earned during the year and subtract that which you had already been paid, and cut you a check for the difference. It wasn’t uncommon for managers in my district to get checks of over $40k. You had to be careful, however, not to earn too much bonus. In your employment contract Radio Shack reserved the right to terminate your employment at any time, for any reason. If you were not employed through June 30th, you did not receive a bonus check. I had a friend who was expecting a $65K check and when the District Manager came by on June 29th, he thought he was going to be congratulated. Instead, they fired him. They claimed he had allowed his inventory to get out of balance and there were veiled murmurings that he had stolen merchandise from the store. Years later, the District Manager (now no longer with the company) told me that a large percentage of the uncollectible bonuses went to the District Manager since they became “net profit” and they got a bonus based on the net profit of the district.

    To top it all off, they would cap your hours as manager. I was told that I could not work for more that 56 hours a week. My store was open from 10 to 9, Monday through Friday, and 10 to 6 on Saturday, for a total of 63 hours. Additionally, managers were expected to be there an hour early and an hour late, meaning that I worked 75 hours a week. When I complained to my DM, he said that I should hire a part timer. Of course the part timer wasn’t authorized to open or close the store, so the only time I could take off was in the middle of the day. To make matters worse, I would find, hire and train the part timer and then, if they were any good at all, the DM would transfer them to another store.

    It was probably the worst job I had in my life, but it did embolden me to leave for a commission only sales job, at which I did very well.

  • RadioShack to Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day

    11/10/2014 1:35:37 PM PST · 40 of 54
    Crusher138 to YourAdHere
    Good. Please tell me they still need my address for a pack of batteries.

    People like you used to drive me crazy.

    Ya see, back in the 80's, I used to manage a Radio Shack. Back then Radio Shack's prices were VERY competitive. One of the reasons was that they only spent 5% of revenues on advertising. That advertising was, primarily, monthly mailers. They would often contain such awesome deals that I would arrive at my store first thing in the morning and there would be a line waiting to get in to take advantage of the sale. This advertising was great in a couple of ways:

    1. It directly featured and described the products on sale.
    2. It gave the customers something tangible that they could bring into the store and say "I want this!"
    3. Finally, and most importantly, it was only targeted at existing customers.

    Yep, they made us collect those address so they could mail you their flier once a month.

    They were so serious about this program that if an employee didn't have verifiable, correct addresses on over 95% of his tickets, they would get one warning and then with a second occurrence, employment termination. They would also fire you for writing down fake addresses, or putting a real address that wasn't the customer's on a ticket.

    Yes, this was draconian and annoying, but it worked. When they finally installed computerized checkout terminals, you would only get asked for your last name and zip code, unless this was your first time in a Radio Shack and they didn't have you in the system already, then they would ask for your full address.

    The mailers were killed off by increasing printing and mailing costs. It got to the point where it was so expensive, that they might as well run TV commercials like everyone else. Oh yay!

  • Benchmark Test: Apple iPad Air 2 Still Can’t Beat Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    10/30/2014 11:33:57 AM PDT · 42 of 43
    Crusher138 to nascarnation
    I chuckle at this, because when I go to a “mall” about twice a year, there is an Apple store over-run with people and a Microsoft store with cobwebs growing on the two bored-to- tears employees.

    While we don't have a Microsoft Store, we do have a Best Buy where they sell both Apple and Windows products. The Apple section is basically one table and a couple of racks of accessories and the Windows section is several rows.

    There are always people crowded around the Apple table every time I go in. Maybe half as many wandering among the Windows stuff.

    Makes me smile.

  • Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' (shortened title)

    10/25/2014 7:54:49 AM PDT · 29 of 32
    Crusher138 to Ruy Dias de Bivar

    I was in the first integrated class at my elementary school. It was the first day of First Grade and we were all milling around outside waiting to be let in. Most of the kids were with a parent, but one little black girl was standing by herself. I walked up and said, “Hi, I’m Paul, what’s your name?”

    She looked me square in the eye, hostile as all get out, and said, “My Mamma told me to not talk to white people.”

    They have been taught young.

  • AP Poll Spin: Americans Will Vote for Republicans -- But They Hate Themselves for It

    10/22/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · 67 of 111
    Crusher138 to Revel

    Here’s a little secret...the same thing happens on the Dem side. Their far left is in a constant state of pissed off at their wishy washy elected officials and want “real” liberals. The main difference is that they understand that half a loaf is better than no loaf. There are a few who will sit out because none are liberal enough, or fail a liberal litmus test, but far more will hold their nose and vote, just to keep the evil Republicans out.

    BTW, most of the Dems consider McConnell and Boehner to be evil incarnate and as conservative as can be.

    One more thing...the liberals (and Rinos) just laugh and laugh when “pure” conservatives stay home on election day. They know that you have conviction and integrity, but they also know that your ideas will NEVER rule the day. Everyday that goes by another bunch of Americans are dependent on the government and new Democrats for life.

    Keep your conservative integrity and purity intact. When your descendants are all freezing and hungry in government housing and dying for lack of medical care, they can all share stories of how great-grandpa was a paragon of conservative principles and refused to vote for someone who only agreed with his positions 80% of the time.

  • Former President Bill Clinton to headline Grimes GOTV events in western Kentucky next week

    10/17/2014 12:45:28 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    Crusher138 to Arm_Bears

    What did she do to get him to come?

    Geez...that just sounds wrong.

  • Outbreak Jitters: How Can We Trust the CDC on Ebola?

    10/01/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT · 37 of 42
    Crusher138 to vpintheak

    I love The Strain. Absolutely must see TV!

  • Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

    10/01/2014 10:05:24 AM PDT · 97 of 105
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    I would like to make a homework assignment for you all...

    What percentage of the earth do human beings inhabit?

    Part 2, what percentage of the “habitable” earth do human beings inhabit?

    Half the fun is finding the answer. I think you will be shocked and then ticked off at the author of this piece.

  • Why Isn't The Media Outraged About The Kansas City Chiefs?

    09/30/2014 1:35:22 PM PDT · 54 of 58
    Crusher138 to DoodleDawg
    But you'll notice they've left the Florida State Seminoles alone. That's what being a high publicity Division I team will buy you.

    They tried, but the Seminole Tribe supports and appreicates Florida State honoring them.

  • Why Isn't The Media Outraged About The Kansas City Chiefs?

    09/30/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · 51 of 58
    Crusher138 to lacrew
    Florida State not only does the chop...they have a guy dressed as an Indian come out on a horse and shove a spear into the field.

    But for some reason the Redskins get all the attention.

    Florida State has the permission and the blessing of the Seminole Indian Tribe.

  • Jameis Winston suspended for first half vs. Clemson for obscene phrase

    09/17/2014 10:30:34 AM PDT · 30 of 57
    Crusher138 to cherry
    he is accused of drugging and raping a young that called being “so silly”? (cops botched and delayed the investigation for several months )

    You see, I read the 80-ish pages of evidence. Multiple witnesses had the victim, while extremely intoxicated, inviting herself into their car as they were leaving. She is what is known as a "Cleat Chaser" - rountinely throwing herself at players. There was no accusation of drugging.

    The victim put forth several contradictory stories and was reluctant to give a statement to the police. She only did after her roommate told her parents that she was very late coming home. It seems that to cover her butt (so to speak) she made up a story about being kidnapped and raped. Wouldn't want Mom and Dad to really know what she had been up to. Parents pressured her into making a report to the police. Worried that they might find Winston's DNA (after the consensual sex), she identified him as the rapist. The fact that they found her boyfriend's DNA on the same underwear speaks volumes of her habits, if not her hygiene.

  • IDF: Intel unveils its Haswell Xeon E5-2600 V3 server processor ( 18 cores+)

    09/08/2014 11:01:37 AM PDT · 8 of 24
    Crusher138 to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    Will still play Quake at only 20 fps...

  • Cow-Tipping, is it real?

    09/05/2014 4:40:42 PM PDT · 115 of 137
    Crusher138 to Nuocmam

    Drunk. In college. Drove to the middle of nowhere, somewhere to the northwest of Tallahassee. There was a hill. It was dark. We stepped in cow crap. Found a cow standing on the side of hill. She looked over at us as we approached. Three of us came to within 5 feet or so of her. One, two, three and three beefy drunk students ran/pushed the side of the cow. I swear the cow looked startled as she not only went over, but had enough momentum that she was back up on her hooves in a frighteningly quick manner. Loud, loud moos mixed with much laughter until we turned around and saw the bull...

  • Stop the Coming Obamnesty!

    08/01/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT · 6 of 11
    Crusher138 to kevslisababy

    Many local Chamber of Commerce are not related to the national organization at all. Mine isn’t.

  • The Reign Of Windows At Work 'Is Coming To An End' And Macs Are Rising Fast

    07/15/2014 10:54:28 AM PDT · 251 of 308
    Crusher138 to TheBattman

    I, too, was once an irrational Apple hater.

    I used to say that since a Mac couldn’t use “X” piece of hardware, then it was inferior. Then, when I became a business owner, I started looking at computers differently.

    Flashy hardware and astronomical benchmarks became secondary to “will it do what I want to do, day in and day out, without me having to mess with it.”

    What the computer could do became secondary to what the computer was.

    Anti-virus/Anti-spyware programs, defraggers, registry cleaners, etc., are time suckers and waste money. I bought them, kept them updated, used them, but still somehow Windows computers would get infected, corrupted or in some other fashion taken offline.

    I went with Macs because I can focus on doing my REAL job, running a business, not being a glorified IT guy. For those few programs that I must have that only run on Windows, I have VMWare Fusion.

    I didn’t do it for the prestige of owning Macs. I didn’t do it for the politics of the board of directors. I didn’t do it because Rush uses Macs. I did it because they WORK better than Windows machines.

  • Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

    06/30/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT · 68 of 90
    Crusher138 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Just checked out DU to see how they were dealing with this. This is typical:

    If they are blatant about their religious beliefs, I will not spend money with that business. I'd already trended that way, this just seals it.
    Living in the Deep South, many companies do plaster crosses, those stupid fish, or "God Bless America" all over their company ads, vehicles, and locations. If I see any of that, I will turn away and look for another place to spend my money.
    I am an atheist - used to be an apathetic agnostic but I am being driven more and more away from not caring about religion to caring very much how it is being FORCED on every aspect of my life. These so-called Christians are pissing me off big time!

    This is this is the face of the enemy.

  • It's coming: Apple's iWatch Will Have A 2.5-Inch Rectangular Screen, And It Will Be Out In Oct.

    06/19/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT · 30 of 53
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    If you have seen the recent Apple commercials with the Chicken Fat song, you will know that Apple has it’s eye on the fitness market.

    Supposedly this device will have all sorts of nifty health related monitoring. Rumors are flying about heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar monitors. It will be very interesting to see what features are in the final product.

  • Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'

    06/11/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT · 127 of 159
    Crusher138 to CitizenUSA

    nope, the GOP-E will not help Brat at all and will then say “see, I told you so...”

  • Popular Restaurant Chain to Gun-Owning Customers: Don’t Bring Your Firearms in Our Stores

    05/19/2014 6:20:32 PM PDT · 19 of 119
    Crusher138 to who_would_fardels_bear

    Chipotle is not owned by McDonalds. It was once, but they sold it just before it’s national expansion.

  • Unreal: Liberals Threaten to “Assassinate” Trey Gowdy Over Benghazi

    05/07/2014 1:02:10 PM PDT · 29 of 105
    Crusher138 to PoloSec

    I am really hoping that somehow, someway, we will get our hands on proof that they were planning to trade the kidnapped Ambassador for the Blind Sheikh. That they didn’t call in the military because it might have interfered with the kidnapping. That the “video” story was a weak, panic-based, knee jerk reaction while scrambling to explain their inaction. And, most of all, I hope it all has the fingerprints of the One all over it.

  • Dem State Senator: Calling A Fish From Asia An 'Asian Carp' Is 'Hurtful' And Offensive

    05/05/2014 3:33:46 PM PDT · 50 of 80
    Crusher138 to GreyFriar
    Calling New Mexico, New Mexico, is offensive to Old Mexico.

    New Mexico...not really "New", not really "Mexico."

  • After seeking $2 billion, jury awards Apple just $120 million over Samsung’s infringement

    05/05/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT · 66 of 90
    Crusher138 to VanDeKoik
    Ooooooh. It like we are on a playground and you’re telling me that your dad makes more than mine. Seriously? It isnt your money.

    Actually, I own some Apple stock, so it IS my money.

    I never played an anti-Korean, anti-Samsung card. I have little problem with Samsung in general.

    I do think it telling when Windows users, many of whom have never used an Apple product, start calling Apple users names. Worshipers? Really? Their products work better than their competitors, in my opinion.

    I don't explain away Apple's donating to lefty causes. As a stockholder, I have protested such donations. If more of us complain, they'll change. In the meantime, they make excellent tablets, phones and computers, and I support excellence by purchasing such products. Same reason I won't buy a GM product. I refuse to support mediocrity.

    "Worshiping the Fruit?" Do you hear yourself? You are casting dispersions on the character of people based on the technology they purchase. You need psychiatric help. Truly.

  • After seeking $2 billion, jury awards Apple just $120 million over Samsung’s infringement

    05/03/2014 9:37:55 AM PDT · 29 of 90
    Crusher138 to VanDeKoik

    Cracks me up when Apple-haters rag on Mac products for being made in China and not in the USA.

    When was the last time you bought a made in the USA computer?

    As for Apple giving money to Democrats...have you checked out who Microsoft donates money to?

    I know it doesn’t fit into your irrational Apple-hating viewpoint, but there isn’t, on a corporate level, a whole helluva lot of difference between Microsoft and Apple, except that Apple is much, much more profitable.

  • Pelosi: Can’t We Talk About Something Other Than Benghazi?

    05/01/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT · 2 of 41
    Crusher138 to Lazamataz


  • The Tuesday List: Each State's Signature Food, Ranked

    04/22/2014 10:26:01 AM PDT · 92 of 114
    Crusher138 to Carthego delenda est
    Though NM enchiladas are superb, it is New Mexico chile that is to die for! The question shall always remain “red or green?”

    Christmas! That is some of both for you non-New Mexicans.

    I really thought the Green Chile Cheeseburger would be the signature food of New Mexico. That, or an Allsups burrito (burp).

  • Can You Escape the Force of Gravity? [What is gravity?]

    04/07/2014 11:18:08 AM PDT · 37 of 71
    Crusher138 to BenLurkin

    There is no gravity, the universe just sucks.

  • Advice on adware/malware remover programs

    03/28/2014 3:35:47 PM PDT · 33 of 65
    Crusher138 to Yosemitest

    I have been working with computers since 1983. I have sold them, built them, written software for and networked them. I hated Apple. I considered it overpriced, non-compatible and people who used them were stupid.

    Today, between myself and my company, I own 3 iMacs, 2 Mac Pros, two Macbooks, 4 iPads, 4 iPhones, two Mac Minis, and AppleTV.

    I discovered that the price/performance difference between Mac and Windows was negligible. I also discovered that software for the Mac is generally MUCH cheaper, especially when it comes to networking and business software. We have no issues with viruses, malware, registry errors, defragmenting, or any of the other maintenance chores that are a part of using Windows in a business. We have had one hardware failure, a shared storage drive, and frankly we were overtaxing it and should have used a server.

    So, to your question, what good anti-malware software would I recommend? I really couldn’t tell you, I stopped using that kind of software 6 years ago when I switched to Mac.

  • Man dies after another APD officer-involved shooting (ABQ NM - video by neighbor)

    03/26/2014 7:04:25 PM PDT · 32 of 36
    Crusher138 to MAKOTHEDOG

    I live in Cabezon. Just ran for City Council (lost) and got to talk with lots of Rio Rancho cops. They don ‘t particularly care for ABQ officers. Rio Rancho has a very low crime rate. Feel very safe here.

  • New book says Apple's best days are behind it

    03/19/2014 1:21:40 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    Crusher138 to Cringing Negativism Network
    "Apple is outsourcing virtually their entire production."

    Yeah, of course Microsoft makes their computers in the USA.

    Oooppsie...Microsoft doesn't make their computers, they outsource them too!

    Well, aren't all the companies they outsource to located in the good ol' USA?



  • Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

    03/18/2014 8:14:54 AM PDT · 54 of 325
    Crusher138 to Swordmaker

    I am on an unlimited everything plan with 5 iPhones for less than $200 a month.

  • Vanished Without a Trace: 5 Other Flights That Disappeared

    03/14/2014 3:46:19 PM PDT · 33 of 43
    Crusher138 to Talisker

    You sound like you live in New Mexico.

    With Sandia and Los Alamos Labs here, we get whispers of all sorts of good stuff.

    As one of the lab rats told me, “Think of where you think we are...add 100 years...and you still might not be close.”

  • The First Test That Proves General Theory of Relativity Wrong

    03/06/2014 3:58:14 PM PST · 289 of 291
    Crusher138 to Vince Ferrer
    Unless the internet is lying to me, and why would it, this is exactly what the NAZIs used in their spaceships to build their moonbase.

    Read up on Die Glocke and get back to me. You may be more correct than you think you are!

  • Apple’s Tim Cook And His Dilemma Over Sustainability And Climate Change

    03/06/2014 12:27:32 PM PST · 34 of 61
    Crusher138 to minnesota_bound
    Apple is only concerned about the sustainability of Chinese workers as they keep leaping off the roof the plant where the Apple products are made!

    Yeah, because we all know NO Windoze machines are made in China.

    Major eye roll...

  • 'Non-Stop' Review: Liam Neeson Thriller Hits New Left-Wing Low (Major Spoiler Alert)

    03/01/2014 11:33:37 AM PST · 35 of 100
    Crusher138 to publius911

    Seems that Muslim web sites are claiming that Neeson has converted to Islam.

  • South Texas Family Claims to Have Killed the Mythical Chupacabra

    03/01/2014 10:10:45 AM PST · 3 of 24
    Crusher138 to nickcarraway

    Nice logo placement.

    Looks like a coyote with bad teeth.

  • The United States of Decline: America unravels at an increasingly dizzying pace.

    02/18/2014 7:46:56 AM PST · 130 of 138
    Crusher138 to Cringing Negativism Network

    I manufacture and sell custom printed t-shirts. My t-shirts are printed here in New Mexico, but the vast majority of the blanks are manufactured overseas, some (not many) in China.

    My vendors do offer Made in the USA t-shirts, but they are about triple the cost of the imported t-shirts and are no better in quality. I was chastised by a local Union goon for not selling more of the USA t-shirts, so I ran an ad campaign emphasizing Made in USA with prices that while higher than the imports, still had a much lower profit margin than we usual charge.

    To a person, EVERY customer that asked about the Made in the USA shirts ended up buying the imports. While people talked patriotic, when the rubber hit the road, they spoke with their wallet.

    As a business owner, I need to supply what customers want.

    I do think it is very interesting that the same people who scream about government intrusion, government taxes, government control over their lives, are often willing to allow the government to interfere with commerce, raise taxes, and reduce their choices in purchasing merchandise.

    America needs to be competitive. Remove unneeded government restrictions, reduce the influence of unions, and reduce corporate taxes. Free trade while hamstringing our businesses is a recipe for disaster.

  • Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.

    02/12/2014 1:40:45 PM PST · 55 of 63
    Crusher138 to freedomfiter2
    I only vote for candidates that will be good for the country.

    So if, in your infinite wisdom, you deem both candidates to be bad for the country, you will vote for the worse one - or not vote at all, which helps him as well - so that you will get a better choice next time?

    How well has that been working out for you so far?